Today's skiing was much better than I expected. We only had two inches of snow yesterday (despite the fact that the Front Range got hammered) and some wind last night, so I expected a rerun of Saturday's horrible conditions, but I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was.
Here's today's track. 18,270 vertical ft (season total 1,475,707 ft) in 2:31.
1. Rudi's / Lightning - I discover to my delight that it's packed powder rather than the dust on crust I was expecting
2. Triangle3 - often when it's been windy the snow is dropped here. Not today. a bit disappointing
3. Tornado - the bumps to skiers' right had enough soft snow in the troughs to be pretty good
4. Upper Buddy's - nice packed powder
5. Cyclone - nice bumps to skiers' right
6. Storm Peak Liftline - this section between Vortex and Drop Out was unskied at noon, so I laid down these tracks
7. The Ridge - whilst a little crusty from the wind, the snow was at least five inches deep here
8. Drop Out - nice bumps off to skiers' right
9. Sideburn - pretty good snow in the trees here
10. Lower Rainbow - perfect packed powder for carving high speed GS turns
11. Storm Peak Face - there was a section in the middle here about five metres wide where the snow was several inches deep and largely untracked
12. Hurricane - excellent bumps to skiers' left
13. Twister - largely untracked freshies at 1 pm! This was definitely the best run of the day
14. Nelson's - not quite as good as Twister but still nice
15. Norther / Vagabond - with the exception of one small icy section of Vagabond packed powder all the way home.