What an incredible Busman's Holiday ski day. Kay and I started this powder day skiing with a couple of old, close friends, CeCe and Terry Pfeiffer. Terry preceded me as Patrol Director at The Basin in the mid-eighties. He is now the President of Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia. We took several beautiful runs in the North Glade, Standard, International zone. Good snow, good fun, good friends.
The East Wall opened mid-morning. The Ski Patrol did an A+ job managing the snow out there through this storm. Ski Patroller Nikos, AKA "Kos", set a staircase through deep snow in Willy's Wide. We joined a couple of other friends for a hike there and dropped into Booger. Without a doubt, the best run of the season for me. Deep, un-tracked, face shots, clean, and as good as it gets. Too bad I don't have the patience or the skill to be a good ski-action photographer. The run was so fantastic we hopped on Lenawee, hiked the Willy's staircase again, and dropped into Snorkelnose for double the fun. It was only "one of the best runs" of the season.
This storm has been extraordinary and we may have an additional week or two of unsettled weather.