Sunny day at the top of Collins chair
Just before lunch, H did a run in Catherine's Area. I didn't, instead testing my early-season legs on a short bumps section on Upper Big Dipper. I found a couple of rocks but it still felt pretty good; later, H and I did that section another couple of times and we learned that if we stayed way skier's left, it was actually kind of soft. Kind of. Three of those mini bumps runs were all I was able to do - it is still way too early in the season for me in there.
We moved to the front side for a few runs towards the end of our day. I wasn't crazy about it there, since it was very skied off. We called it quits about 2:30 p.m. and were shocked to see the parking lot nearly full when we drove off - it certainly hadn't seemed crowded to us. It's about to get crowded, though, with some snow in the forecast and Christmas vacation week bearing down upon us.