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