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2021/12/15 Incredible Start Of the Season at Kirkwood with 7ft of Freshies
π 2021-12-15 01:01 in Snow
After a very bad start of season (resorts not being able to open due to lack of snow), we got more than 7ft in a week, which well, was very nice :)

I tried to time the storm systems and drove to kirkwood in between 2 storms, when Carson Spur was open. It was too cold and I had to drive at night, so the temperature and headlights made it so that I would have arrived at kirkwood with -4% battery from my after the fact estimate, but thanks to the new supercharger in Jackon, a 5mn detour and 10mn bathroom stop gave me more than enough battery to arrive there comfortably. Drive up took just over 3h45 with the charging stop and the snow:


the bad news is that most of the chargers are broken, and the 2 left are sharing the same power (only 20A each)
the bad news is that most of the chargers are broken, and the 2 left are sharing the same power (only 20A each)

It was early season, KW had only been open for 3 days, so they were still getting things ready and cleaning up :)


coverage was amazing
coverage was amazing

Normally, 6 would have opened on tuesday, but didn't like I predicted, and opened late (11:30) on wednesday. It was a longer wait than planned, but better than nothing:


we all waited eagerly :)
we all waited eagerly :)

and finally got up
and finally got up

plenty of snow
plenty of snow

coverage on chamoix was amazing
coverage on chamoix was amazing

Day #2 got an extra 17", which caused Cornice to open a bit late (9:50), but not terribly:


ski patrol was training
ski patrol was training

chamoix started being scraped a bit :)
chamoix started being scraped a bit :)


this is why the run is called hole in the wall :)
this is why the run is called hole in the wall :)

plenty of freshies
plenty of freshies

Palisades opened
Palisades opened

we were all eying the wall and hoping it would open the next day
we were all eying the wall and hoping it would open the next day


Day #3 started being a bit repetitive running 6 all day, but we held hope for the wall opening:

beautiful conditions
beautiful conditions


by 13:00 people started lining up for the wall
by 13:00 people started lining up for the wall

so I went to join them and waited about 45mn
so I went to join them and waited about 45mn

and at 14:00 it opened, wee!
and at 14:00 it opened, wee!

people who waited 1h30+ got first tracks, but there were plenty for everyone
people who waited 1h30+ got first tracks, but there were plenty for everyone


After lapping the wall until they closed it, I was definitely spent, and with a huge grin on my face :)


3h30 Drive home was uneventful

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