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2022/12/02 Great Start of Season at Kirkwood With 3ft of Freshies
π 2022-12-02 01:01 in Nsnow, Snow
After several not so great years, resorts opened early this year, and by early December, we got a good 4 day dump which added 3ft, so I made sure to be there for that.

Drove up early on a friday morning and the snow line was quite low but thankfully the road was clear until higher altitudes, so the drive was pretty quick, except for requiring a 10mn charging stop for safety (temps + headlights + snow rolling resistance made it unsafe to drive in one shot without stopping):



Carson Spur looked good
Carson Spur looked good

Big downside was that kirkwood only has 2 chargers left
Big downside was that kirkwood only has 2 chargers left

It was early season, but when going in the right places. Friday was a bluebird with 19"




Chamoix was still very new
Chamoix was still very new


Drain was still low too
Drain was still low too




Day 2 had more freshies:



Palisades was kind of closed
Palisades was kind of closed

but looked very nice :)
but looked very nice :)


Later in the day, I found Johannes:





terrain towards the wall never opened all 4 days, neither did the wall
terrain towards the wall never opened all 4 days, neither did the wall

Despite the great snow, coverage was still limited, and I ended up getting a core shot somewhere during that day:


thankfully I had Ptext to fix it :)
thankfully I had Ptext to fix it :)

Dau3, Sunday, got more fresh snow, kirkwood only opened 6 around 9:30, but I guess it wasn't too late:


a bit of a wait
a bit of a wait

got cold to wait like this
got cold to wait like this

people were eager :)
people were eager :)

when I finally got up, it was very good :)
when I finally got up, it was very good :)


Day4, Monday, we ended up only getting 1" overnight and 5" in 24h (mostly the previous day), but things were still great. Unfortunately not a lot of terrain opened and the Wall never opened.

the guys who waited 2H for first chair didn't get a lot
the guys who waited 2H for first chair didn't get a lot

coverage wasn't perfect everywhere, but still very good for early december
coverage wasn't perfect everywhere, but still very good for early december


Around 14:00, I had had enough fun and given the limited terrain opened, I called it a day and drove home, tired and happy :)



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