A Brief High Pressure


I’m up early this morning for avalanche control. Yesterday, the snow blew sideways, at times spiking up to 70 mph on the summit and eventually shut down the upper mountain. On days like that, its best to hunker down, keep your chin tucked into your collar and snap your powder skirt tight.

It snowed another 4 inches after the lift closed.

And then, just like that, a brief high pressure builds and the stars come out. Overnight the temperature dropped to 14 at the summit, the winds to 20. Today is the lull between storms. Hopefully some of you are already feeling it–that first twinge in your throat (and sometimes in your quads) that means you’re “coming down with something”. That something isn’t the croupe-like bug going around–it’s powder fever.

See you out there!

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