The day started with
some flurries, and then the clouds parted to
allow for some beautiful sunshine – clear views
in every direction. The temps stayed cold enough
for the snow guns to run all day, and the open
trails were in good condition. King's Landing
stayed busy, and Hayburner was another popular
We should all thank our snowmakers for their hard
work. They’ve been going non-stop since late last
week and don’t appear to be slowing down any time
soon. Thanks to them we had 10 trails open today
and should have a few more tomorrow, including
Lower Spillway, if things go as planned.
This will be an exciting weekend at Sugarloaf.
Along with some great open terrain, there will be
a Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and our annual
Demo Days. Saturday night is going to be a blast
when the Samples kick off this year’s Bud Light
Concert Series. Because it is the first concert
of the season, tickets are only $5. It is an 18
and older show. Call 1-800-THE-LOAF for
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Panorama B.C. Canada
Ready, Set, Open
Great early season snow conditions! The runs will be groomed, the lifts will be open and Panorama Mountain Village will kick off the 2006 ski season this Friday December 9 with a host of great events, and all the enthusiasm of keen skiers and riders.
The 80's themed Snow Safari will rock Panorama's opening weekend with live music & entertainment. A sacrificial bonfire will heat things up as skis and boards burn in an offering to the Snow God, Ullr.
The Bridger Gondola opens today, allowing access to fresh, untouched
terrain. Anyone who experienced the mountain over the weekend will tell
you the snow is deep and soft, with the past storm's 22 inches atop an
already solid base. Yesterday I found face shots and soft landings
through the trees, where wind and new snow had deposited accumulation.
The corduroy on the groomed runs was smooth as silk, and the tattered
edges of my rock board were perfectly capable of holding a turn all the
way down Casper liftline and Werner trail. My best run of the day was
when I unexpectedly left the Casper liftline to head for the bottom, and
floated down the face just above Sundance. If you're looking for me
today, I'll be in the Gondola line when it opens. -AC
What can I say...it's yet another powder day in Ski Town USA!
I got to the Gondola at 8:30ish, and was surprised to see that
many people were still tucked away in their cozy beds, thinking
the mountain wasn't going to be that great, so I'll just sleep a
little longer. I can't blame them as I'm a little foggy this morning,
but those people were wrong!! It's amazing once again, deep,
soft, faaassst and pretty cold so the snow is nice and light...just
how we like it.
First run was the standard traverse over to White Out. The bumps
were firm, with an ample coating of Mother Natures finest. Then
down over the saddle to ride up Storm Peak. It's blowing pretty
good up there, so make sure you're dressed properly. We then
skied down Buddys, skiers right ropeline to a hard traverse right.
Lower Ridge was holding a lot of fresh, we sliced and diced a few
turns down to the road to Flying Z. I really like Flying Z, this run
also holds a lot of snow, skiers left or right, in the pines. Today
it did not disappoint, with deep turns still waiting for me as I write
this. Down to Storm Peak to do it again.
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