With all this sunshine, it’s hard to believe that the few inches of snow that fell last Tuesday are still producing some very fun skiing, but we’ll take it! Thankfully, temps have remained just cool enough on the cooler sides of the mountains to preserve the minimal natural snowpack. Fresh tracks have been easy to come by. And a subtle thaw/freeze cycle has helped to transform the snow surface into a carveable, sugar-coated, micro-base. No doubt, Marquette Season is still in full effect, and if you’ve got an appetite for fossil-fueled snow, there’s plenty of that to go around at the big ski resorts, too.
Warmer temps Tues-Friday threaten to burn back the natural snow we have, but it might be time to ride a few chairlifts, anyhow. Still, let’s hope the weather gods come through with a bit more au naturale this weekend.
Ski you out there.
Dave Bouchard, of Hinesburg, VT, enjoys a sunrise session on his birthday a couple of days back. Those fat skis he’s riding are Marquette Backcountry skis.
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