in Nsnow, Snow
After a not so great season, we got multiple dumps end of season (and more as I write this). That's good for our water reserves, but of course the last dumps are a bit warm. Still, it had been a while since I had been able to go to kirkwood, so it was time for another snow trip.
Despite leaving at 13:00, the drive got delayed by 30mn due to traffic (damn, things clog up early now). That caused my tesla to save battery use (slower speed) and I had an estimate of 21% left of arrival before the last climb. This got down to 9% when I arrived, as my drive up took more than planned, as usual (despite virtually no snow on the road). Snow line was a bit over 6000ft, carson spur was not too covered anymore, so no worries about it closing:
The snow was a bit wet (high snoe line) and didn't stay much on the road/base, but the next morning, we had some. Unfortunately lifts opened 1h late due to lack of staff to do snow safety. Once opened, the snow was pretty good:
coverage left was decent
unfortunately lifts opened 1h late, lik
finally got to go up
Chamoix was in really good shape
The wall still had a good amount of snow left
Even Palisades was still open
Day #2 had more snow, although it came late a night and continued throughout the day, it was pretty wet. Good amounts of snow, but the conditions were tough and most people got pretty wet. Snow was pretty wet and heavy and took a lot of effort to ride. Still, not complaining, it was fun :)
as a result, few people running the lifts, even on a sunday.