Friday, March 22, 2013

More Snow than Legs

  This has to be the best day of skiing at Greek Peak for the whole  2012-2013 season.  We had at least four if not six inches of fresh powder this morning.   It was a delight to make first tracks on several slopes at the beginning of the day.   It certainly was also a fat ski day.  My Rossignol S3's were perfect for the snow conditions.  The ride for the whole day was superb.   I even delayed my coffee break to pursue the remaining stashes of fresh snow on the front side of the mountain.
   When I went in for a break after nine runs I discovered that a news conference was in progress to introduce the new owners of Greek Peak.   I can't think of a better omen for the success of the new owners than being introduced on one the greatest ski days we have had for the year.  Good news is that the new owners are long time skiers at Greek Peak and have a commitment to emphasis on the ski side of the business.  Hallelujah!  
   Although there were lots of food goodies at the news conference gathering, the beautiful snow was calling.   Fortified with coffee and my usual apple fritter I heard the call of the snow and rushed to get back on the hill.  With the company of Roger I departed for the other side of the mountain, hoping to find territory for more fresh tracks.   Although it was late morning we were still able to find areas that without tracks.   After a few runs Roger was ready to cut out but I couldn't give up so soon.
   Mars Hill was a ball.   There must have been at least 8 inches of untracked snow in places.   I managed to cycle more times than I was able to keep count.   The only regret was that my body and legs were telling me to quit and I listened.  Yes, I am wise enough to know when to fold 'em and be prepared for another day.   The photo below attempts to capture the conditions.   Son Colin is

Still some places for fresh tracks!
always posting great photos of thigh deep powder in Utah where he has been most of March.   This is my humble answer to his boasting.  Our conditions in no way match Utah but  the slope is sure close to home.

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