Finally! A true powder day with more than just rocks and grass beneath the fresh stuff!
This was the best day I’ve had all season (I know, it’s only my 5th) and I know this day and the days after have been the best for everyone else, too. We finally had a sustainable base, around 40 inches at Winter Park, and at least 5 inches of fresh powder on top in the past 24 hours.
Being a Thursday I was especially spoiled. I went up right after 9 AM opening and worked my way towards Mary Jane. I went for the Gandy Dancer off the path towards Mary Jane and softly, smoothly bumped my way down to Super Gauge.
From there and for the next two hours I just constantly skied new lines off the Sunnyside chair.
The trees between Columbine and Bluebell were largely untouched.
Every time I took a run I just shifted a few feet off to the right of my last run and found new soft turns through the trees all by myself. I had a blast. Sadly, Panoramic didn’t open while I was there (presumably conditions, cold and wind?).
All in all I had a blast and headed back in, plenty happy and plenty tired, before the lunch rush.