H on Chartreuse Nose
In the trees at Catherine's Area
Once at Supreme, we mainly hiked into and skied Catherine's Area. Amazingly it was quite good, given that it had been several days since it last snowed. We did four or five runs in there throughout the day, including two down the first rope line and through the gate, in the trees between Back Forty and So Long. No one had been in there (!!!) and the snow was terrific, deep and light. When we hiked all the way to Last Chance, we again found deep, untracked snow. So fun!
Back in Devil's Castle again
After lunch, we did a cabin run and then hiked into Devil's Castle for the first time this season. To continue the day's theme: it was really good in there, still soft even though it had been skied out. H did a second hike/run in there - I did a flyer since my legs were fading - and then we returned to Supreme where we stayed until Catherine's Area closed at 3 p.m. We headed out then, pleased with the snow, pleased with the crowds, pleased with having our expectations on the day surpassed. A great start to the long weekend.