Rod and I met up at the Poole Plant/120 intersection on Saturday and started skinning at 8AM. We transitioned to booting at the base of the choke you see from the parking lot.
It was real windy on top.
Good booting snow. Two/three kicks for a good step. Skier's right and center was fairly textured. Skier's left was smoother off the top and we hoped would it would be holding The Goods.
The top of the chute measured at a bit over 50 degrees. There was a cornice at the top but nothing too hectic.
Snow off the top was a delightful mix of firm and breakable crust. Breakable crust wasn't full-on dinner plates. More like tea cup saucers.
Skiing on the apron was really good.
Rod dropping in...
Some of the best skiing of the day was at the lower choke. Slightly sun affected pow that made for great turns. Got lazy though and didn't take pictures.
Another great day on The East Side. Should be phenomenal with this new coat of paint.