With snow in the forecast the anticipation is building. I thought I would take a minute and reflect on the beauty around the mountain and feel the calm before the storm.
This morning, conditions at the summit were a little less than desirable. A thick layer of fog wrapped the upper mountain and visibility was minimal. Not to worry, salvation was only a cat track away.
The Bear Chair generally unloads just below the fog line. This allows family friendly runs to remain visible and the smiles to continue even with challenging weather conditions at the summit.
Check out this photographic account of said event:
During an inversion, when the cold temperatures sink into the valleys and hold a heavy layer of fog, look to the mountains for your escape. The temperatures are mild, the sun is shining and the blue skies display views for hundreds of miles.
Cold overnight temperatures keep the snow soft and forgiving. As the morning sun rises, you are engulfed in a sense of joy and warmth. A truly amazing way to get above it all.
Here are some images of what we are enjoying on the slopes today.
With 15 inches of snow falling in the past 5 days we have been able to groom more slopes and open more terrain. All five lifts are spinning and 100% of our terrain is open to satisfy all of your gravity based needs.
Regrettably we will not be operating for any bonus weekends. Although we have had 8 inches of new snow fall this past weekend, temperatures have been above freezing in the base area during the day. With the forecast not looking promising, the new snow will have receded by this weekend.
Thefreedictionary.com; “corn snow n. Snow that has melted and refrozen into a granular surface.”
At Brundage we define it as, “The next best thing to powder.”
It has been a Spring skiers paradise at the mountain. Freezing temperatures in the morning giving way to temperatures in the 50s by the afternoon. The freeze thaw cycle has been transitioning the slopes from firm and fast into carvable corn. Here are a few images that tell the entire story.
When you ask, “What are you doing for Spring break?” You will get as many answers as there are people to ask. Some say fishing, golfing, hiking, HOUSE WORK(?)… and some say: I am going skiing.
For those lucky people who decided to come skiing, they were rewarded with the spoils of the slopes.
For those on the fence of what to do with your week of freedom, here are five reasons why you should journey to the mountain.
We have received three inches of new snow in 24 hours and it continues to fall on the slopes.
Check out this forecast for the rest of the week:
Welcome back, Winter!!
Here are a few highlights of conditions today: