We were beginning to think we’d have to wait until next year to do control work. The temps came up enough yesterday so that the trees began to shed the snow that’s been weighing them down since the third of December. The sounds of snowbombs falling on the house from the trees turned to the pitter patter of rain by early this morning.
No matter where the snow line is, the skiing will be soft and gushy. What a treat after nearly a month of firm conditions. Plus all that beautiful hoar frost you meant to take photos of needs to go away before we get a big snowload on top of it. Rain will help us start with a clean slate. Patrollers will grab their powder boards this morning and put the slalom and tele gear at the back of the chapel.
Remember your grippers, kids.