Richard's Report - Wednesday, 7 November 2007 9:44:22 PM

Hanging In There

The weather was damp and windy into the weekend. It snowed on Monday morning and then it drizzled through until today (Wednesday). The winds dropped to a cooling breeze and the temperature rose above zero just before we caught the Kosi chair to the top. Sally and Richard joined Marion and I for a morning's exercise beyond the resort.

The new snow was, as expected, stickier than the red snow and was balling on the steeper faces. For the most part, the new snow had all but disappeared but in some protected areas I found small boot-deep drifts. Overall there was somewhat less snow than last week but more than I expected after all the rain we have had.

Last Saturday's mist lead to Monday’s snows
Last Saturday's mist lead to Monday’s snows

Déjà vu – Marion shooting yours truly and then Sally
Déjà vu – Marion shooting yours truly and then Sally

Marion, Richard and Sally on one of the steeper drops
Marion, Richard and Sally on one of the steeper drops

And then the not so steep, both far away and up close
And then the not so steep, both far away and up close

Marion tempts fate below the waterfall one more time
Marion tempts fate below the waterfall one more time

There is still quite a base in some places
There is still quite a base in some places

The main face (where four can trash a lot more than 2)
The main face (where four can trash a lot more than 2)

Where the big kicker was
Where the big kicker was

The north face
The north face

Signature Hill after our morning’s exercise
Signature Hill after our morning’s exercise

I have now equalled Rosco's 2006 season with 105 days on the snow. If lucky, I will get one more go before the Kosi Express chair closes on Sunday arvo for annual maintenance. The weather looks promising but I don’t think I will get to ski in December as I did back in 2004.

Snowy Ride is on this weekend with much leather and chrome on display to raise funds to help fight cancer in children. It should be a big weekend.

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