Red Mountain – Conditions Update

It’s been well over a week since I skied the lifts at Red, and anecdotes of hard chattering snow and huge bumps had me less than enthusiastic. But yesterday I woke to a reported 12cm of new snow and clear skies on the web-cam, so I waxed my skis and checked it out. The new snow was a little on the heavy side, but all the better for covering and padding, and on smooth sections and areas where the old snow hadn’t been sun affected and frozen (Northern aspects), the skiing was great. Not quite a full-speed charging powder day, but easily 80%. The Monday turn-out was tiny, with no lift-lines, and the visibility was perfect until about mid-day, when the fog rolled in. The forecast for the next week looks promisingly snowy.

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