Last night, we got a dusting of snow at our house. The mountain forecast was for 4"-8" overnight. I was tired from my run yesterday, so I didn't hurry to get to the mountain for training this morning. What a mistake.
It turned out that the mountain got 18" of light, fluffy snow overnight. The two-day total was 27". Skiing was as good as it gets on the east coast. In the afternoon, I took my group to the toughest trail on the mountain - a narrow, steep, twisting double black run called Rumble. Every one of the 9 girls made it look easy today. The snow was just amazing. After I was done teaching, I went out skiing with some of my co-workers until the lifts stopped spinning.
Tomorrow morning, at 7:00 a.m., a winter storm warning goes into effect and we are supposed to get 8"-12" at my house. The mountain is forecast to get 12"-18" in this next storm, and 2 feet of snow would not be surprising by Monday afternoon. I'm sure I'll ski tomorrow until they turn off the lifts, and I'm going to try to take a day off work early next week to ski. Monday is supposed to be very windy, so I might go on Tuesday. After this next storm, it might be very difficult to find any ice on the mountain. Just a week ago, the mountain was very icy at spots, but now, everything is turning to soft, sweet snow.