It was above 40 degrees today at Snowbird which meant cement-wet snow. It was such a tiring day, not to mention scary at times. I headed to the Gad 2 chair as quickly as possible to get some fresh tracks in some good tree runs. There was no one there at 9! That was perfect!
After a few runs I headed to the Cirque Traverse (where all of the nice and steep runs are) and was soon watching a slab about 4-5 inches deep and 10 feet wide form around me and start sliding down the mountain. I got to the side of it as quickly as I could and watched it tumble down the hill. Oops! Later, I triggered a baby one on a different spot on the mountain in Peruvian Gulch. That was about enough of the steep runs for me for the day. Especially considering I was boarding alone. Talking to people on the lifts, I wasn’t the only one starting mini-avalanches today. The snow was heavy!
The rest of the day was hard work, but uneventful. It was beautiful up there today; although, I could do without the 40 degree weather.