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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Chutes at Last!!!

Bombs were going off all morning, around 11:00 the board said gates would start opening one at a time between 12:15 and 1:00, at 11:50 the Zephyr lift broke down, 45 minutes later it was running again, at 1:15 they dropped the chains. We're back in business!! Snow wasn't super deep, a lot of wind effect, but found some great lines. I actually found over the knee snow at the end of the day in Lowball (I never ski that gate, but it only had two tracks in it when I headed over there).

Sure felt good to be back up here!

Still rocky up top, El Cap and Yellow Jacket aren't open

I think this is called Miller Time, that's the gate at least. How about a ski that starts in a rock garden and ends in avy debris :)