As I write, four ski patrollers are doing avalanche work in Willy's Wide (named after Colorado Ski Hall of Famer Willy Schaeffler). The patrollers hiked the ridge to North Pole and continued around the back and on up to the top of Willy's. It is a pretty long, tough hike through deep snow. It looks like we will have several days of high pressure and blue skies. These are ideal conditions to prepare the East Wall for opening. Keep your eye on the North Pole zone, Willy's, The Tree Chutes, and The Traverse. We are making big progress.