I worked hard teaching skiing over the holidays. It was great fun meeting new folks and helping them with their skiing. The week before Christmas we had a very odd weather pattern come through. It was called the “Banana Express” and it was a very warm storm. We did get new snow on the mountain but we also received rain in the valleys and on the lowest slopes. My first day teaching I finished the day with my parka soaked from the heavy, wet snow. But my clients and I had fun and after a couple of days ended up on the top of the mountain where conditions were excellent.
Christmas week brought colder temperatures but some damage had been done by the warm temperatures. We received a few new inches of snow but not enough to eliminate the icy patches created by the warm weather. Still, most of the mountain is covered and the skiing is good. A bitter cold front came through a couple of days ago (-6 in Eagle) and kept me off the slopes. It is supposed to warm up a little this week and we are supposed to receive a little new snow. Overall it has been an excellent season so far.