Friday, October 29, 2010

Skiing on the Big Oct 29 2010

Skiing on Big Mountain has been fun over the last couple of days. Not bad for October 29th. Quick report on conditions. Rain to snow transition at about 5200 ft this afternoon with rain and drizzle near the base of the area. 3 - 5 inches of new snow on the summit, no new at the base. There has been sustained snow near the summit with 25 - 30 inches of settled snow. Lower elevations are starting to show some deterioration in the snow with less than 6 inches of settled base and exposed rock near the parking lot at Hell Roaring. There is little settled base to speak of but the snow was thick and heavy with a side of mashed potatoes today. When you consider that it is the end of October, that really is not bad. It is amazing that less than 4 days ago we had little to no snow. It really is great to see some familiar faces up there. Looks like it is going to be a great season. Pray for snow......Happy Halloween!!!

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