At 10:30 a.m., he texted me to say that the parking lot is busy - lots of cars and tailgating - but the lifts and trails were not. Shortly thereafter, he texted me again to say that Martha was disappointed in me for missing closing day. Believe me, Martha, I was disappointed with myself. He had lunch at Alf's for the last time this season; the other restaurants on the hill will be open for a while longer yet, and then by 2:15 p.m., Frank was "in full effect," as evidenced by the photo above. Please refer to these prior posts for a full explanation of what Frank is.
Parking lot party
H skied until closing despite the less-than-ideal conditions - the snow had frozen up overnight and although Sunday daytime temperatures were mild, the cloud cover kept things from softening up - and then listened to the band playing in the Wildcat base parking lot for another hour before coming home. Thus endeth Alta's official 2017/2018 season, not with a bang but with a bit of a whimper. We think we'll get back up there for a couple more days, conditions-dependent, but at this point we're ready to move on and put this ski season behind us.