I had another just incredible afternoon skiing at The Basin. I toured around a fair bit and took 3 "Last Runs" on The Spine, my all time favorite run anywhere. The wind has been kind there. The other really spectacular spot I visited was out Zuma Cornice to Jump. Skiing on top of the ridge, the 360 degree views are really cool. There are extraordinary vistas of Independence and Santa Fe Mountains. I dropped into Jump which is probably the steepest line in Montezuma Bowl. The upper portion was wind buffed smooth and the lower portion wasn't quite packed, but it wasn't quite chowder either. Good skiing.
Jump is named after Larry Jump, a 10th Mountain Division soldier and the first President and founder of A-Basin.