Belleayre 12-27-12

A belated Christmas gift

Conditions: powder, crud, mashed potatoes
Temp on arrival: 24
Sorry for the delay but I've been busy with visiting family.
The predicted snow storm brought me up on Wed night; however, when the plow dude failed to arrive on time Thurs a.m. to clear the huge berm at the end of the driveway I lost time digging out. Arrived at the lodge at 9:45 & got on the fresh 14" of snow just after 10 (which added to the 8" received a few days earlier). There already were lots of tracks but I found plenty of untracked. Skied the entire opened upper mountain from Cathedral Brook to Esopus, including some glades. The snow continued into the p.m. Hardly any lift lines all day- Merry Christmas to me.
They say a picture's worth a thousand words so here goes-

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Random skiers on Esopus

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Boarders catching air off Winisook whales

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Tracks on lowest Winisook

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Upper Algonquin...I think

Since these pics, the website says they picked up another 8" & are almost 100% open now. What a shot in the arm this storm provided!
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