Agree 2001 was the bomb. Literally everything was buried. The waterfalls on the slides were just roll overs.
Open snow has over predicted except for the big dumps in March when they predicted big and it came in bigger. They forecast WF at 2800 so in a storm like this one 9-20 could very well be all rain at base and 3 feet up top.
I hate to agree with sno on this but blue ice that doesn’t allow to winch cat it doesn’t sound recoverable even if it warms up. Put a couple of feet on top of that before it’s groomed and we will have avalanches on Skyward. If it really is going to snow that needs to get groomed ASAP.
"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
I just don’t see where in the forecast the summit reopens. It’s poring buckets tonight but gets cold again so this weekend is out. Might not be anything to grind up by next weekend. It takes multiple grooms to make it worth skiing which costs $ that they might not be willing to spend. I think it’s toast.
Love it, Harv. But reality is that even with all that blue, it's been nothing but scattered extremely light flurries on/off. The flakes aren't even hitting the ground in my hood. But at least the temps favor preservation to maybe make it to this weekend.
Gore webcam made everything look good earlier today, but that's got to be no more than a dusting.