February, 6th

February, 6th

By: Dave Hatoff Comments: 0

February 6th:

We weathered the extreme cold and winds over Friday and Saturday to still find some very good skiing in the backcountry on Sunday.  Sheltered spots from the heavy north winds were still providing dry, light powder.  The other spots that were subjected to the wind, were quite variable, from punchy, crusty snow to windblown slabs.  Lots of pine tree debris could be found littered all over some of the zones in the forests.  Up high you also found some areas of drifted in snow from the winds, which made foe some surfy turns, but for some tricky skiing to as some of those slabs were grabby.  The skiing up high continues to deliver with the best base depth, coverage and overall conditions.     Down low still is crunchy, variable and mostly wind hammered.    As I write this report we are currently getting a medley of precipitation.  Snow and sleet up high, with some frozen rain and light rain coming down low this morning.  This will likely impact the conditions today and tomorrow so stay tuned for updates.   As the week progresses, we have a good chance of picking of some snow, along with some rain and sleet mixed in.   More base building material that we certainly could use going into February.     


Photo Credit:    Ben DiLauro                                     

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