Spring Snow Serves Up Some Smiles

8inchesSaturdayThick 086016What gets you motivated to spend a day on the slopes? Are you a fitness buff? Looking for some family fun? A serious powder technician who strives to make every turn perfect?

No matter what your normal prerogative, today was one of those days that could put your ego in check.

Eight to 12 inches of fresh snow blanketed the mountain with a beautiful layer of white, but many people found today’s fresh stash to be a little more challenging than the light, fluffy powder to which we are accustomed.

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Still, finding a nice steep line in the trees proved rewarding (with the added benefit of escaping the fog).

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And, in the absence of soft, effortless turns, a spirited approach…

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And good sense of humor…

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Were key.

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Picking the right partners was especially important, as scenes like this…

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And this…

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Played out like a laugh track all over the mountain.

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A gentle reminder that spring snow can surprise us…

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…and that a fun-loving crew is equally as important as the number of inches in the snowbox.

- April

 

 

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