Tuesday, November 19, 2013

West Wall Ski Packing

About 10 days ago I posted a photo of the West Wall after it had been footpacked. Over the last couple of days, we have had a couple of sessions ski packing the trail. Again, this packs the snow down for better skiing, better sustainability, and better avalanche work. While not quite deep enough to sustain full traffic, there was some great skiing out there. With snow forecast for later in the week, we should see additional chances to ski it up, pack it down, and, ultimately, get it open all the time.  

The Cornice Run is in great shape and has been favored by all of our storms. The snowcat drivers did an outstanding job dozing the drifts and leaving a great tilled surface. This is the natural stuff.




6 comments:

JonPulliamInc said...

You guys have been doing such an amazing job of getting terrain open for us early this season! Thank you for your hard work, it's so much fun out there already!

Anonymous said...

Al, please tell the patrol thank's for the sweet job with powerline. I took five awsome trips down it this morning. Great snow!

Anonymous said...


I was glad to meet you today. Now I know the guy behind the picture. Your crews have done an excellent job of getting more terrain open.

Keith said...

It seems snow this year has been much better than last year. Being that is the case do you have a possible date you hope to open the Pali lift.

Anonymous said...

Best run of my season at the basin

Anonymous said...

Best run of my season at the basin so far