Skied at Winter Park on January 7, 2018

What a difference a snow storm makes! The night before Sunday our snow prayers were answered and Winter Park received 6 inches of new snow.

We headed to Winter Park after lunch and found a close-up spot in the bench lot (that you can walk into the village from). There was no line at Zephyr so I headed up on my own for a few afternoon runs while Rachel waited her turn at the bottom.

I decided I wanted to re-trace some of my steps from the week before and see what had changed in the 5 days. It turns out: a lot!

Fresh snow on trees at Winter Park seen on January 7, 2018

I was able to drop down the cat path towards Mary Jane and the ropes were down on a few of the runs off the side. The moguls were already well formed by mid-day but they were soft and fluffy. A nice difference from the rocky runs just a few days ago.

Deep moguls off the Mary Jane trail from the Zephyr lift

The clouds stayed around during the day so the light was flat but temperatures were perfect.

Powder in the trees at Winter Park on January 7, 2018

I decided to poke around and play in the trees which was fun. I found plenty of room for new tracks and deep powder turns.

Hooray for new snow!


On Sunday I was able to do 4 long runs in about an hour getting about 4,500 vertical feet and lots of fresh snow at Winter Park.

Tracked with Slopes on January 7, 2018: getslopes.com

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