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April 10, 2012 Crystal Mountain
« on: 04/10/12, 07:19 PM »

The only run we found in the morning that escaped yesterday's heat and this morning's freeze was Flyin' Floyd's. At 10:30, the sun won out and high temps followed. For aspects that had little skier grooming, there was a very short window between frozen glop and glop of the unskiable, unconsolidated kind (aka Frontside). Once thawed, Powder Bowl held honors as the perfect mix of skier packed and soft, but Bear Pits wasn't good. Later, the bottom of Luckyshot to Forest Queen flats became too sticky for us to continue the round trip. It took some creative linking of runs to avoid the pull-you-out-of-your-boots stickiness of the in-between places. Hot at 2:00, 50 degrees, most everything was in glop or sticky mode. A good day for those knowledgable in what gets soft when. Sounds like the next couple days may be frozen hell. They closed Southback mid day, likely sloughing, and there were some 3 foot ice balls rolling down under the Northway chair mid day.

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