Having spent the beginning of the week cruising down groomers, it felt great to get out on the slopes again on an awesome powder day. Don’t get me wrong, often there’s nothing I like more than whizzing down Lobo or Calamity Jane on a beautiful sunny day; but at the same time, I’m trying to work my way up to the top of the mountain, and for that I like powder to practice on!
Ok, so, to be honest, Big Sky’s little British Snow Reporter has not yet mastered the Peak. Actually, this is my first full season ever skiing at all. I’ve come all the way over from Europe and have never even skied the Alps – I am solely a Big Sky girl!
Yesterday I didn’t make it out to the slopes until the early afternoon (well, someone has to be in the office in the morning to tell you how much new snow we’ve had!), but despite that there was still plenty of new snow to go around. I think I’ve become spoiled by only skiing here; to me a complete lack of crowds is the norm, so I was completely unsurprised to still see lots of patches of untracked powder on the mountain. Not only had we had snow, but it had turned into a lovely afternoon with clear skies, so I headed up the Triple to Upper Morning Star, which was basking in the afternoon sun. The run had been groomed overnight, but since then an inch or so more snow had fallen. I sped down once, then headed straight back up to try out the deeper powder off to the sides. Sun and snow all in 24 hours, what more do you need to make for a great skiing afternoon?!
After a few laps in the sun, I decided it was time to see what was going on around the rest of the mountain, so set off towards Ramcharger to check out Andesite. Here I found the same thing: clear skies with stunning views all across the mountain, and snow. Lots of snow. All in all it was a pretty awesome ski day considering I was only out for a couple of hours.
The mountain’s looking stunningly beautiful again this morning, so it won’t be long until I’m back out on the slopes again…
See you out there,