Sliding in the Rain

After a a few days off the mountain it seemed like a good time to get up there and see how the conditions were…in the rain.

Center 4 - first lifts, 26 April 2013
Center 4 – first lifts, 26 April 2013

Fresh tracks! 26 April 2013
Fresh tracks! 26 April 2013

Only the die hard skiers and boarders were up there this morning.

Fresh snow? 26 April 2013
Fresh snow? 26 April 2013

There were actually pockets of fast wet fresh snow.

Paul hunting for some fresh snow in the rain, 26 April 2013
Paul hunting for some fresh snow in the rain, 26 April 2013

Hirafu Rinkan, 26 April 2013
Hirafu Rinkan, 26 April 2013

Conditions are still great all over the mountain top to bottom – spring slush at it’s best!

Paul making his way down the Green run, 26 April 2013
Paul making his way down the Green run, 26 April 2013

There are huge piles of brown snow everywhere in the village – check out Blowhard!

Blowhard Lodge, 26 April 2013
Blowhard Lodge surrounded by mounds of brown snow, 26 April 2013

The snow level is 85cm at the base and 425cm at the peak.

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