It’s been a stop start season so far. Thinking back to the 19/20 season, it was another late February start then and we were shut down which plenty of snow to spare.
Fingers were crossed the evening before, with a storm barrelling in with persistent snow falling at all levels. However the wind that accompanied it proceeded to strip the snow away. Leeward Corrie’s did manage to hang on to some depth, so Glencoe managed to open the Plateau poma and even the Cliffhanger chairlift. This gave access to the Wall and the Canyon, this run claimed a fair few falling victim to gravity, sliding head first after a tumble.
The day started with some bright spells with increasing cloud into the afternoon. The wind stayed away, for the most part.
I took my splitboard, since summit lifts were yet to open. After a scrappy skin up Rankin’s Return, up top there was plenty of snow to find a way down, but there were a few icy patches hidden in the wind packed snow of Main Basin.
The groomer was busy up top, prepping the tracks for the accumulation forecast for the coming week. Fingers crossed for that! We need it.
After exploring the top of the mountain, I dumped my bag and did a few laps of the Cliffy. The Wall was definitely the run of the day. A steeper slope with wind packed powder, perfect for turning on right up until last lift.
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