Today our friend Dave came up from Boston for a skiing visit, arriving in the late morning with his dogs. Like yesterday, we headed up to the mountain around midday, and the found that the trend of moderating temperatures had continued as suggested by the forecasts; we’d seen high temperatures in the low 30s F yesterday, and today’s temperatures topped out around 40 F. The weather was again often sunny, but not quite as brilliantly sunny as yesterday had been.
We’d never left the Timberline area during yesterday’s outing, but I’d received an email from Stephen that evening telling me that the mountain had fired up the Wilderness Lift. We decided that we’d head over for our first lift-served Wilderness turns of the season, and Dave and I rode up Timberline with one of the ski patrol who said that getting in our turns over there as soon as possible was a good idea. With the temperatures remaining warm through Saturday/Sunday, she said that they might need to shut the lift back down by the weekend. We stopped in at the main base so I could grab a ticket for Dave, and while I was in the lodge, he and the boys dropped down on the snow and enjoyed the sun and warm temperatures. To see all the pictures and text, head to the full Bolton Valley report from today.