After the busy day yesterday, I had my fingers crossed for new snow last night to fill in all the turns and jibes of our biggest day so far this season. Dutifully clearing my snow stake at 8pm last night, I checked the forecast and shrugged. It was calling for .5 inches of water and cooling, which could mean up to 6 inches of new. When I opened up my door this morning, this is what I saw:
Someone on the chairlift yesterday asked me if I worked for marketing. I had to laugh. It might seem like that sometimes. I blog and tweet about Crystal daily (follow me at @kimkircher on twitter for status updates on south and north opening), but I tell it like it is. Even though the very scientific telemetry is showing only a few inches of new, I still go my the snowball method–lifting the new snow into my hands and feeling its heft and bulk. Plus I also have my very unscientific snow stake sitting right out my front door, reachable when still in my robe and slippers. The temperature up top is 10 degrees, there’s 9 inches of new right out my front door, and I have the day off. I think you all know where you will find me today.