Richard's Report - Wednesday, 20 August 2003 8:26:47 PM

Scratchy Not Itchy

Due to technical difficulties this is actually Tuesday's report. Wednesday (today) was just as cold as Tuesday but with a much firmer base. Now for Tuesday's report:

Monday morning provided a little light relief from the hard pack. About 5cms of fresh was deposited before lifts opened and may be up to another 5cm fell during the day.

Under the fresh was the icy hard pack so runs like the Bluff were interesting – keep in the gullies between the moguls and only look for the untracked gullies.

The snows forecast overnight and today never appeared and with less than 1cm of natural to be found this morning, the off piste was somewhat scratchy.

The very low overnight temps and lack of wind did mean a heap of new man made on the major trails – up to 15cms deep in places.

Although the crowds appear down on last week there are lift lines developing by mid morning.

Ski Patrol track on World Cup Monday morning
Ski Patrol track on World Cup Monday morning

After our first pass
After our first pass

Forget any more than 2 runs
Forget any more than 2 runs

Lots of fun off Sponars
Lots of fun off Sponars

High Noon guns blazing at 8:00am Tuesday –10C
High Noon guns blazing at 8:00am Tuesday –10C

Moon setting over Crackenback
Moon setting over Crackenback

Milk Run with fresh layer of man made
Milk Run with fresh layer of man made

The forecast is rain and then snow Thursday into Friday. I’ll probably stick to my early morning high-speed groomers until either the winds or clouds drop some new snow.

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