Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Skiing Marmot

I found some exceptional snow in Marmot today. Packed nicely and very soft, the turns were sweet. Just below timberline I cut left to the bottom corner of Beaver Bowl. There, I found one of our new picnic decks. Not a bad place to catch your breath, eat a sandwich, chat with friends or soak in the view.

Looking at the webcams this evenings, it looks like we have 3 or 4 inches of new snow since closing. The morning should deliver some very nice skiing. Towards the end of the day Thursday, look for an update on the Montezuma Bowl opening.


8 comments:

anon said...

I really thought there would be a marmot on skis in this post

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if you cleared the snows take at closing each day so people could see how much snow fell since closing. It would also be nice if there was numbers on the snows take to tell how much snow fell.

Anonymous said...

^^^ People who complain about numbers on the snow stake are the same kind of people who for the life of them can not figure out why The Basin didn't put in a high speed detached 40,000 person mega gondola in the Beavs. If +/- an inch on the stake is your deciding factor on the day, maybe you should stop off at Keystone.. or just stay in the front range.

Brownjuan Brown said...

Don't get caught up in the snow 'numbers' competition. Snow doesn't fall uniformly across the mountain anyhow. The snow stakes are simply a relative indicator. The smile on your face as you ski Basin powder of any depth is what should be measured!

TAG Team said...

Maybe a tall glass to collect the overnight. Half full or half empty??

Anonymous said...

I wonder about the snow stake and I'm not confused on lift capacity or AB's persona. There are those of us who just like accuracy in life.

Phil said...

Let go the concept of a snowstake ruler. In the preferred words of PETA, you're feeding a fed horse.

A ruler does not increase accuracy. The snowstake is not the official measurement. And as has been said, snowfall varies greatly all over the mountain: aspect, elevation, wind speed/direction, exposure/protection all factor in.

Anonymous said...

Forget the snowstake, put a webcam on parking and liftlines so we know when it is safe to come up!