Waiting for the lifts to open
I got some texts throughout the day, keeping me up to speed:
"~30 cars. More arriving. Lift line already forming." [this was at 7:51 a.m.; the lifts open at 9:15 a.m.]
"3rd in the singles line"
"Surprised the vents in my pants were zipped. Then I recalled that horrible weather on closing day."
"Was sunny when I got here. Now it is pea soup."
"See lots of familiar skiers. Nobody cooking breakfast but one group just popped a bottle of champagne."
"Very eastern" [meaning hard and fast]
After the clouds dissipated
All in all, a pretty typical opening day. Let the season begin!