Friday was indeed an amazing day. We woke to nearly a foot of snow and blue skies. It was the day most skiers dream about. Yes we did have the Freeride Comp going on in Northway Bowl. The chair opened late due to shovelling needs at the bottom as well as avalanche control. It wasn’t held for the competition (only Northway Bowl and Flyin Floyds was held for them). I can understand if some people don’t like to have the music blaring. It was unusual for sure. Personally I kind of liked matching my turns to the music, but it’s not for everyone. I also appreciated how the competition grabbed people’s attention. I saw some great skiing that day.
In the Southback, the Warren Miller crew had the use of a helicopter for filming. They stayed out there all day, and in the afternoon it was open to the public. A lot of folks were out there too, watching the lines the pros were skiing and enjoying themselves with lines of their own. It’s hard to imagine that on a day like yesterday there would be much to complain about. After Avalanche Control duties, I got the rest of the day off and had a blast.
I think the product we offered yesterday was well worth the price of admission. Sorry to Bill (the 40 year Crystal veteran) who felt like he wasn’t getting what he wanted. The forecast looks good for another day like that on Tuesday. It is snowing hard now and is supposed to continue for the next few days. Tuesday should be clear and could be another bluebird day. No competition or pros are scheduled. Maybe Bill you can give ‘er another try.