But any ski bum will tell you there’s nothing in the world that will cure as many ills as a well-timed powder day.
Boy, did we get one today! Eight inches of fresh, fluffy snow fell overnight, on top of yesterday’s five inches.
It seemed almost too good to be true when the sunshine defied the forecast by showing up and adding to our good fortune.
From the looks of the lift line this morning, a good number of people were overdue for some powder therapy.
The BlueBird maze was half-full by 9:15, and overflowing by the time first chair took off at 9:30.
The back-lit slopes provided a surreal backdrop for our guests to indulge their powder passions.
It didn’t take long for the hoots and hollers to break out, with squeals of delight audible from the chairlifts. A little like laughter, I suppose, but rooted even more deeply in the core.
There wasn’t a place on the mountain where the elixir failed to work.
Frontside, backside, there was plenty of this good medicine to go around.
The groomed runs sat ignored for much of the morning.
There was no part of the mountain immune to this magic.