Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Windy Ridge wasn't windy

The snowpack has settled down just a little bit after the last storm cycle. Jill, Eric, and I decided it was time to get out and make some turns. Yesterday we headed up Mail Cabin Canyon to Windy Ridge. The snow depth on the summit (at 9100') was 110-120cm. There was hardly any wind, it was quite pleasant in the sun. We did one run down the main ridge; skier's right (the sunny side) was crusty and unpleasant, but the snow on the shady north side was very nice indeed.

It was Jill's first turns of the season. I was up on Phillips Ridge on Monday, the SE slopes at 8500' were awful sludge and suncrust. Eric had a better day Monday on Edelweiss and Thanksgiving Bowl.

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