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December 11, 2005, Paradise
« on: 12/12/05, 01:17 AM »

Very nice spring skiing was available at Paradise yesterday.

It was warm in the Parking lot, something like 50 degrees.  SPF 40 a requirement.

Our previous weekend's ski tracks were still readily visible.  No new snow and little wind transport.  The trees had all molted their snow cases  which had fallen and pinwheeled down the steeper slopes.  Two 5700' pits, one east facing the other west facing showed solid columns of about 24" of consolitdating older powder on the still frozen November crust and underlying cinderblock.  No results after 30 compression test strikes.

Any skinning outside of a heavily traveled skin tracks yielded massively glopped skins...not good.

After an unpleasant routefinding discussion... (life lesson: never argue with a guy who claims his flatulents don't stink)   ...we eventually kicked it into gear, did some skiing and found some good turns ranging from thicker corn to older sun-protected powder.

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