A Mountain of Slush

Ξ March 10th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ outside |

I went to Mountain High this weekend. Their snow report page says:

“Snowmaking took place last night and added a fresh layer of snow to some of your favorite runs so head up to Mountain High for excellent coverage and beautiful weather. Both East and West Resorts will be open today with nearly every lift and trail available along with free shuttles waiting to take you back and forth.

With the 116 inches of natural snow
from this season it will keep us open well into April.

Allow me to translate into English:

“Granules of ice make for an amazing conditions. This slush is so thick, skiers won’t have any control. Head up to Mountain High if you want to barely make it down an easy run covered in slush and spotted with dirt and ice patches. “

Evidentially these conditions are good for snowboarders. I actually thought that it might be easier to just turn my skis and go down like a snowboarder would before I found out that these conditions are favorable for them. It was awful for me. Every cut I made had nothing in the way of resistance for me to push off of.

Unfortunately we had an injury on the first run. One of my friends fell onto a snowboard edge while getting off of the lift and required stitches. I was more than ready to leave after attempting to ski in a slushy.

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