Monday, March 8, 2010

The East Wall

You gotta' be wondering when the East Wall is going to open. I think the answer is soon. All the recent snowfall has been a great help. If you have been up at the ski area, you have noticed the ski patrol has been very busy. Their avalanche mitigation efforts have produced some notable results with avalanche debris in virtually every slide path. That is a good step in our journey to opening the East Wall. Snow is in the forecast all week. Whenever skies do really clear, we will make an evaluation of both snow conditions and avalanche concerns. I suspect that if the forecast comes through in the coming days, you will get a chance to ski the Wall very soon. Keep those fingers crossed.

Thanks to all the folks that came up to last week's "Dinner in the Dolomites" Full Moon Snowshoe Dinner at Black Mountain Lodge. Great fun was had by all. Chef Rybak may have outdone himself. Leon Littlebird kept the room going the with his flute, guitar, and singing. Thanks also to those of you that have made reservations for "Under a Fuji Full Moon" and "An Evening in the French Alps." Those two dinners are sold out already. I look forward to seeing some of you there.

The skiing has really come around. I spent most of my day off yesterday skiing Pali. The snow was outstanding and it was a perfect day. Great to see all those smiling faces. Although it was a fairly busy day, I never waited in the lift line for more than a couple minutes. One of the best things about adding Montezuma Bowl has been the way skier traffic is spread over such a bigger area. The place rarely feelss crowded.