Thursday, November 20, 2014

First Pali Ride Of The Season

Yesterday afternoon I took my first Pali chairlift ride of the season. I think I sound like a broken record, but that last storm was really good to us over there. The Ski Patrol has been all over Slalom Slope and much of the North Side. There have been a couple of small slides on Pali, one naturally on The Face, and one triggered with explosives on Main Street. So............... I know the next question is "When?". Each year conditions are a little different. Most commonly, we first open Cornice West Wall and Slalom Slope from the Summit. Opening Pali Lift tends to follow not too long afterwards. We will be watching this next storm very carefully. One storm? Two storms? Time will tell.







5 comments:

OmaCodyHa said...

Al, first off: thanks for all that you do to keep us updated via this blog. It's absolutely the best communication and insight to any mountain in Colorado (and likely the country) and I really appreciate it. I'm not local but the pics and updates get me stoked for my trips up there (and encourage me to make more every year). That said, is there a base number when Zuma is typically opened? Does the snow accumulate differently back there since it faces southwest?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

The snow on the Zuma side definitely accumulates differently than on the Front Side. In the Bowl's seven year lift served history, a 40ish inch base is the range for opening.

Thomas The Tank Engine said...

Thanks for the update Al! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated question, Why don't you guys have a webcam on the Pali lift? You have two from pretty much the same viewpoint on Exhibition but none on Pali. Would also be cool to have a cam on the Beach!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the hard work and the insight...so interesting!!
A webcam up on Pali would be awesome!