December 28th and 29th were the first two days of catskiing for the season and what a welcome mother nature provided. Untracked snow on the whole mountain and 12 lucky skiers with 20 cm of fresh snow overnight on top of a 180cm base. The following day just cranked up the conditions with a further 35cm of light powder at -8C. Rosco, manager of the Ymir Palace and ex-lift maintenance manager at Whitewater claims "that was the most runs consistently deep I have ever skied in a day." You might remember Rosco from the Powder magazine article "The Legend of the Snorkel". It was a fine day. We hope to see you soon.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
The last storm dumped about 50cm and then ended with wet precipitation at 6000 ft. The best thing about this was that it set up a thick crust which was excellent for road building. Sections of road that sometimes take an hour to build were negotiated in minutes. We are ready for the season. There is even 20 cm of fresh dry light powder sitting waiting to be skiied. See you soon.