Snowforecast.com had predicted up to 26 inches at heavenly and up to 30 inches at kirkwood. Arturo and I decided we had to go check it out, but due to past bad experiences with Carson Spur closing during big storms and making it hard to reach Kirkwood, we went for South Lake Tahoe.
Turns out the storm was late and we could actualy have driven to Kirkwood that evening. Bummer...
The next morning, Heavenly reported 18 inches and kirkwood 20 to 24 inches. We figured 18 inches was good enough and we'd be better off skiing the trees at Heavenly than fighting the crowds that were likely to have gone to Kirkwood.
Well, Heavenly was ok but not great or epic unfortunately. The asshole who reported 18 inches probably also told his wife that he was 18 inches... Maybe they put the dipstick sideways at Mott Canyon.
yes, we're going to ride this today :)
In some places under Sky Express, it felt like 6-10 inches with ice under and in others it was maybe a foot.
On one of my first runs, I rode a very big rock, and it put a pretty deep and wide gash in my board. Riding flat sections after that sucked ass due to drag:
Doesn't look like much, but slowed me down a *lot*
The first 2 runs in Mott were pretty nice but not stellar. It was a good day, but disappointing compared to what it could have done in other places like Kirkwood. Bummer...
Waiting for the gate
Mott got tracked out after one run. IT also didn't look so deep
At least the view was nice
First run down Mott, gold run style:
Nice little run with Arturo down Aries Woods:
At least Heavenly had the nice views going for itself still:
The day wasn't bad, but it just wasn't anywhere close to epic, which was a bit disappointing. Oh well...
Here are the snow days stats for Our Day At Heavenly.