April 21, 2018

  • 8:32am

    Cool morning up here. There is a bit of snow still falling and pockets and fog keep rolling through. Reporting spring snowfall can be difficult, but the place is definitely skiing more than we reported today. 

April 20, 2018

  • 12:01pm

    While conditions in much of the ski area have turned into Spring snow, there are a few patches of winter conditions hanging out there. Typically, these are the highest and most Northerly facing aspects like the North Pole region and The Spine. I did just find some extraordinary Winter skiing on Loafer. The cat drivers had groomed most of the trail last night and early this morning it received an inch coating of soft, windblown snow. The skiing was fantastic.

    As you look at the image below, keep in mind that next season we will be adding another 100 acres of gladed skiing to the West of Loafer. In the photo, the current ski area boundary is the left side of Loafer. Next season, that 100 acres will be to the skier's left of that current boundary.

April 18, 2018

  • 5:00am

    The April weather has been a wonderful mix of snow and sunshine. Dave Kennedy shared these images of the clouds coming and going around The Basin last Saturday.

April 17, 2018

  • 5:00am

    Some consistently good skiing and snow be found from Black Bear to Long Chute. The weekend storm deposited snow heavily in the lower 75% of these trails.  Both of these trails have the longest vertical drop in Montezuma Bowl. Black Bear can be reached very easily just below the top of Larkspur. Long Chute can be accessed from the  "mini hike" that starts at the unload station of the Lazy J.

April 16, 2018

  • 5:00am

    The April snows have been kind to the Tree Chutes. Found on the very far North end of the East Wall, skiers can slide all the way out the traverse and drop in or they can climb the staircase to the ridge line. Great skiing out there and the Tree Chutes are much bigger than you might think looking at them from below.

April 15, 2018

  • 2:37pm

    This morning we had a surprise 4 inches of new snow making 10 inches for the storm and 39 inches in 10 days.

    Kay and I had a great hike up the Willy's staircase today. We soaked in the view from Borgy Rock and then continued up to the traverse. We slid North through the Snorkel Door over to Booger. Just a few people had been down the chute before us. Ski conditions were superb. Spending time in these chutes is an experience you just don't get at too many ski areas.

    Willy's Staircase above Borgy Rock

    The Snorkel Door

    Booger Chute

  • 1:34pm

    Enjoy the video taken from Borgy Rock along the Willy's Wide hike today.

April 14, 2018

  • 4:14pm

    Hiking through the North Pole gate this afternoon, I found some excellent snow and skiing in the Vertical Cornice area. Soft as can be. I can't get enough of that place. 

    Coverage all across the mountain is very good. According to Snotel, our snowpack is 105% of the median snowpack for this date. Sunday and Monday should be beautiful, sunny days. And, guess what, it may snow again on Tuesday. 

April 13, 2018

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