La Nina

December has been… very good.

Dec 4 – Deep powder at Crystal Mountain

I can’t imagine a better opening day to my 2016 lift accessed season than this. 20″+ of fresh snow overnight and reasonable small crowds for a Saturday made for one of my best days on skis ever. By the end of the day I was chest-deep in the Chinook Express lift line. Too bad my GoPro crapped out early!

Laps in Snorting Elk bowl and Stockholders off the Green Valley chair were the order of the day.

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Dec 10 – Less-deep powder at Crystal

Today there were only a few inches left of new snow but odd easterly winds loaded up West Face for a good run. We also found nice fresh snow in the Morning Glory bowl off of Northway but the exit through Pucker’s Gulch was a bit thin in the early season.

 

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