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Beaver Creek (2013-03-24)

This day was in the top 3 of the season. I was afraid all the snow was melting away based on my experiences the past weekend but: no. The last storm brought tons of fresh powder to Avon and Beaver Creek was amazing.

We started out at Bachelor Gulch. Our pro-move is to head up to the landing from the Bear Lot and avoid the main village crowds and more time on the bus than needed.

We found lots of fresh powder in the trees off of Bachelor Gulch Express and had a great time playing in some untouched snow. It was amazing how much soft snow was still hiding in the shaded trees. While it was a little chilly, the trees kept us out of any wind.

After a bit we headed over to Strawberry Park and did a quick groomer run or two. By then some clouds and snow started rolling in and the light got flat. We moved towards the umbrella bar at Red Tail Camp for some quick shelter.

It appeared everyone else had the same plan in mind so we decided to do a couple laps on Larkspur. The bowl had plenty of deep snow and soft bumps. The light was getting a bit flat so we tried again to get a table and sit down for lunch.

During lunch at least an inch had fallen so we headed down to the village to make our way to Rose Bowl. As expected, there was still plenty of fresh, soft snow in the bowl and even more deep, untouched snow in the Keller Glade. That’s right, untouched snow at 2 in the afternoon.

Overall, we put in a full day of awesome skiing and riding and had a blast. Here’s hoping we keep this up through the end of the season.

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