The thaw continued after we left the mountain yesterday, then some time during the night the temperature dropped below freezing producing a very hard surface this morning with pleanty of death cookies for everyone to share.
Its was tough going for the first couple of runs before the freezing level slowly climbed up the mountain giving a soft ski from the middle of the cas down. Above the traverse the surface remained hard.
The run around burnside is now broken though some people were trying it, we decided no and made use of the mid station stops, as did the majority.
The gun barrel is now open with packed down man made snow. There is quite a depth in here but as you would expect it is quite hard now the snow has frozen.
The zigzags are getting a bit brown but still very usable, the traverse is good.
Still a no go for the upper bowls but the polar express was running for beginner classes.
The forecast is not good for the next few days, rain, so I donít think I will be heading up till the end of the week unless something major happens. I hope we keep the snow we have on the runs as it is forming a good base but who knows what will happen.
If you have not been up for your first slide and are local, go up for a couple of runs though donít expect alpine conditions.
Santa may be coming soon to CML, a few new toys for the boys have been ordered that will help with maintenance and the runs but as they say donít hold your breath till they are actually in the car park and unwrapped!
The traverse still has good coverage.
The cas tow path is still the best way down. Yesteday we were using skiers left of the fence but today is was brick hard and best to use the path.
The snow on the zigzags softened up and is getting a bit brown in places but still quite skiable.
The lower gunbarrel has been stuffed with man made snow and machine packed down.
We went over to the top bowls to have a look. This is why they are not open.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 16.28hrs Sun 3 Dec 17 by WindyMiller.
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