February, 9th

February, 9th

By: Dave Hatoff Comments: 0

Well, the two week run of ideal conditions is over.  Yesterday’s warm temperatures followed by cold temperatures last night set up the snow, turning most everything into crust, even up high.  There are small pockets of decent snow to be had, but the vast majority of snow at all elevations has firmed up, so soft snow and powder will be hard to find.  Low angle skiing would be advised for today, which would offer the best turns and over all experience.  If you happen to ski a line in with a few people, the snow will get broken up to the point of becoming softer snow, but plan on firm conditions with breakable and unbreakable crust to deal with today.  Let’s call the conditions “Crispy."  We were greeted once again with a beautiful sunrise this morning, which has seemed to happen often this season and has been the highlight of many mornings, due to the lack of natural snow this year and the overall firm conditions we have been experiencing.  The Mansfield Snow stake now stands at 42”, well below were we need to be at this time of the season. The good news is we now a have a good base to build on at all elevations, so fingers crossed that the remainder of February, March and April deliver some of the “White Gold.”  Tonight, we do have a chance of picking up a few inches of snow up high, but it will be followed by freezing rain and rain after. Fingers crossed on this one.    

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