When your jacket matches the sky
We did three runs on Collins - including one in the Ballroom which had firmed up considerably in one day - and I realized that the sub-optimal tune on my skis was not conducive to the firm groomers there. We did one run on Sugarloaf, finding Razorback soft and bumpy (with hidden rocks), then moved over to Supreme via a Cabin Run when the 'Loaf's line got long. We stayed at Supreme for the rest of the day, doing multiple runs in Catherine's Area and multiple runs through the top gate under East Castle, making our way down through the cliffs and trees just east of the Apron. The snow was quite good in there, deep and soft and not completely discovered and tracked out (yet).
Cool light coming from the Castle
I quit at 2 p.m., my legs still not strong enough for a full day off-piste. H did two more runs, seeing how the front side held up. We tried taking the 3:34 p.m. bus back to the valley, finding it less crowded but caught up in heavier down-canyon traffic. We still are committed to taking the bus - it just takes some finessing to get it right.