Auntie Em, Auntie Em...

 Yeah... so the Cold Front that blew through yesterday slammed what was once impeccably beautiful light dendrite crystals into wind packed round balls that formed windslab and sastrugi. The SW and W winds were strong enough to rotor down onto most exposures and if that didn't do it the switch to the North winds last night took care of the rest. There still exist some very protected powder pockets if you poke around but the wind sure did a number on the almost perfect conditions we had earlier in the week. So it goes. Hope you got out there when it was good because... it was really really good from top to bottom and beyond. Those of you that got into the BC know just what I mean. All that wind loading did result in some slides here and there but generally damage was limited. 

Crowds were thick as flies on a rib roast today (as Uncle Eddie would say) judging from the parade of cars traveling very slowly up the highway in the morning. I am sure conditions remain good on the mountain (albeit with wind effect) with these cold temps. The New Year should usher in a day with a little more sunshine tomorrow. 

Happy New Year All. May the winds be calm and the snow fall deeply in the year ahead!



  1. Amazing the difference wind makes. There were many areas yesterday where Ma Nature did some grooming in amongst the trees, but the wind turned everything hard. Even the groomers turned icy. Thanks for the explanation Sven!

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