Monday, December 05, 2011

Porphyry snow checks out

Tremendous snow before Showdown opens

Into the back country
We took a quick run up to Kings Hill on Saturday to check the snow and do a few turns.
Things are shaping up quite nicely in the Little Belts.
There were 36 inches of snow on the ridgeline and about 30 on the slopes, with about a foot of that being fresh, wonderful powder.  Big Seven and Quicksilver had been skied pretty heavily by the Ski Patrol, in training for next week's opening.
We stayed on Muley and Speculation, with Muley being the best even though the tops of the little evergreens stuck out above the snow.
It was bitterly cold on top because of the wind.
We were surprised to see quite a few other "skinny" skiers on the slopes.

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