It was a little bit colder, starting out at 13F, which spurred me to leave shady Collins for the sunnier Sugarloaf side after just one run. H stuck around on the front side around, preferring to get some longer runs in before working his way east across Alta. To warm up, I headed for the bumps, doing a couple of runs each on Razorback and Chartreuse Nose. I didn't have to share the runs with anyone, which was fantastic, but only skied them medium-well, which was less fantastic. The snow was holding up okay: the bumps were getting big but they were staying fairly soft, the snow chalky and not too firm.
Nobody in So Long but me
I did have to go into Alf's for ten minutes to try to warm up my toes. After that, I scooted over to Supreme for a couple of Catherine's Area runs. My legs are definitely getting stronger as I was able to pass several people on the hike in and once I got out a bit on the traverse, I had the place to myself. Except for that porcupine. He was still in the same tree and was doing a number on it - good eats, I guess.
After lunch, H and I stuck to Supreme, even getting to ride a couple chairs together as the crowd dispersed. East Castle was open and I was tempted but ultimately decided to take a pass this time: on the third of three days, my legs had some fatigue in them and I know from experience that the side-step up East Castle is murder. We skied until 3 p.m., then booked it down Supreme, out through Sunnyside and across the rope tow, with enough time for a PBR before catching the 3:30 bus. It was a very good weekend with very good ski conditions ... and now we'd like some fresh snow in the mountains again.