Keep It Coming…

Brundage Snow Blog
December 17, 2012 by

Snow continues to pile up here at Brundage Mountain. We’ve had another six inches fall since last night and our coverage is looking excellent.

The fresh snow buffed out the tracks on the slopes and turns were especially nice on north-facing pitches where extra snow had drifted in.

The powder was a bit more dense than usual thanks to some fiesty early morning winds. Still, we’ve had easily-accessed fresh lines four out of four days this season.

My somewhat-sore legs found a welcome reprieve from that wind-affected snow on the groomed runs today, which were soft, velvety, champagne corduroy.

We had some aggressive winds come in with this storm, as you can see from the snow drifts on the summit.But we also saw some breaks in the storm, allowing for rare glimpses like these:

It’s pretty unusual to have this much snow on the mountain…

…and still have an unfrozen Payette Lake sparkling blue down below.

But those peek-a-boo views were short-lived.

After less than an hour, the snow moved back in, dumping another inch in our snowbox and wiping the slate clean for more fresh turns.

– April