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!|