Alpental skied great in the weirdo inversion layers.
In the parking lot at around 3200 ft elevation it was about 23F with slight fog and overcast.
Up 1200 vertical feet at 4400 there was thick ice fog at 19F.
Then riding old chair 2 one broke through a layer at about 4800 ft elevationand the temperature changed at least 15F in 200 feet of elevation into sunshine at 45F at 5400.
What snow they have has been really well groomed ('bashed' for those of the Anglican vernaculars) and despite Alpentals chock full of blocks and rocks the coverage was amazingly well filled in.
International skied really well, some rocks at the entrance as usual and decently chalky moguls in it's perennial shade. Edelweiss bowl in the sun was starting to suffer from the warmth and sun but skied nice corn warmed up snow. The lower mountain in the fog was bad visibility but decent texture and coverage.
This high pressure is supposed to abate by Friday with some storms rolling in. Hopefully well get some of those December blasters where all the weenie lightweights stay inside and only the k00ks and freaks are out there raging in the storm filling their tracks, erasing their skifitti.
(what's a Pagina? see upper left at http://wepowder.com/en/forum/topic/248655?page=2
under "Snowfall in the PNW". Is that why Al Franken got the boot from the Senate?)
*message edited by Chester_Tartsnatcher op 11 Dec 2017 02:40 (1% bewerkt)