Spring is in the air, but the mountain is still skiing like it’s the middle of Winter. The snowpack remains 23% above the 30-year average with a total of 293 inches and, despite the spring-like weather, mother nature has given us enough refreshing snowfall over the last week to keep conditions fast and fun. The snow is set to pick up over the next week too. According to Joel Gratz at OpenSnow, we are entering a stormy cycle, with the first system set to arrive Friday night. Watch for 2-6 inches of snow on Saturday morning, followed by a more significant storm arriving Wednesday. It’s still too early to predict storm totals, but we’re watching for midweek powder and a return of colder temperatures.
Where to Ski and Ride
The mountain is offering plenty of fun terrain options as we approach spring. Here are our top runs for this week:
- Whistlestop: Cruise down Whistlestop for friendly, groomed terrain with fantastic views. Carve up corduroy and take in the views of Parry Peak and the Mary Jane territory as you traverse across the ridge. Whistlestop is a great run to build your confidence or warm up your legs for harder runs at Mary Jane Territory
- Sleeper: Are you looking to take it up a notch and still ride groomers and smooth snow? Sleeper is a long, wide-open run perfect for finding your speed and setting your edges. With reliable snow, few people, and easy access to the Challenger lift, you’ll want to lap it again and again.
- Larkspur: If you like soft snow, manageable steeps, and amazing views, this is the run for you! Head up Panoramic Express to 12,000 feet before dropping into the light, high elevation snow in Parsenn Bowl. You’ll often find midweek powder pockets and soft conditions! Take cruisy turns in the open bowl before making your way into the trees. There you’ll find plenty of deep snow and the opportunity to pick a unique line to the bottom.