That's the Stuff!

It’s been snowing nearly non-stop since Wednesday night and we’ve had over a foot of snow fall on most of the mountain.

It’s not the fluffiest snow we’ve ever received, but after a long, dry spell; we are relishing its abundance.

Last night, we saw only two inches in the base area, but the first trip up the mountain today showed most slopes were blanketed with at least six inches of fresh.

Look at the work the Lakeview crew put in to clear out the lift terminal.

This run was groomed last night, and after a half foot of fresh snow, it was a creamy, dreamy delight.

Some of the sweetest turns were in gladed pockets near the upper mountain.

But other skiers found soft stashes just off the groomed runs.

The groomers were serving up some sweet creamy turns themselves…

…while we were serving up smiles in the base area as part of our Beer & Gear Festival.

The beer garden featured the local craft brews of The Salmon River Brewery.

Always a worthy pit stop, even on a stormy day.

Right next door, gear heads (or aspiring gear heads) had a lot to choose from, thanks to the folks at Hometown Sports and Gravity Sports.

Hometown’s heroes were happy to match our guests with the latest in demo skis.

There was a huge selection to fit any size, ski style, snow condition and ability level.

We were also grateful to have Gravity Sports on site, sharing the latest backcountry ski gear and letting our guests take a spin on a bike that brings the idea of ‘fat tires’ to a whole new level.

Don’t fret if you weren’t here this morning. The Beer & Gear Festival fun has just begun.

Our Backcountry Film Festival kicks off between 5:30 and 6 pm (it’s free!) and we’ve got more alpine action tomorrow. Full details here.

Join us from 9-11 am for a pancake and bacon feed ($7). Then, a special opportunity to take $10 skill-builder clinics from our most popular coaches starting at 1:00 pm.

The beer garden will be turning out tasty microbrews from noon to three, and from the look of the forecast, the mountain will be turning out more sweet creamy goodness from 9:30 to 4:30.

See you then!

- April

 

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