Still, you just have to ski off-piste to warm up and with all the new fresh, that's just what we did. Not everything was open, of course, but we had some great runs through Fred's Trees and West Rustler, where the snow was DEEP and light. H and I split up for the late morning and he did laps on Chartreuse Nose while I headed for Supreme. I had the sense to wear my fatter Rossignols which was the right thing to do with all the new snow. I did a gully run first, then tied on my powder cords and did two runs into Catherine's Area. It was empty in there - I had to break trail for the traverse past the first meadow - and I had first tracks both times.
Obligatory Christmas selfie (in flat light)
After lunch we did a Cabin Run, where we were first people in there and where H landed himself in a hole when he didn't quite avoid a creek. Then we went back to Supreme, playing around in Catherine's, the gullies, No. Nine Express and the low gates into Vicky's and White Squaw. There was just a ton of snow in there. It was fantastic. What a great way to spend Christmas Day.