With almost 12 hours of sunshine the South slopes are getting a chance to corn up nicely in the afternoons. I have been skiing up Pyramid the last three days and I even put on ski crampons for the west facing icy slopes above the Gibber bowl to make it easer to skin . You can get by without, but it just makes it more secure.
The South Bowl is still hard but skiable and as you drop elevation it just get better. The Three Tree run is corning up nicely in the late afternoon sun.
Its a great time to get out and explore and we have a lot of snow down low so you can ski to your car.
What a difference a few hours in the sun can make. It was so hot on the skin up we stripped down to base layers and put on sun screen . The west and north slopes are not corning up yet and we dipped into the North Bowl to find dust on crust and carvable hard pack, so we headed to the South Bowl for high speed corn carving. Just a few days ago it was not corning up but the windless sunny afternoons are making for awesome spring corn harvesting. As you ease into the South Bowl you don't have to slow down till you hit the deck at the bottom of 3 Tree .
4/12 I went up Pyramid this morning and am sad to report that there is no new dry powder. But there is new snow down to 700 feet, inch of super saturated slush at the knob, and around 4 inches in jibber. In the Jibber the ski tracks have all been zambonied clean by the new snow. Blown and drifted above jibber and it is riming right now at 2000 feet. Snow actually fast until you get down to the lower jibber. Then is is super slow until you get below the new snow. We have not lost much snow yet and still good skiing right to the car. Patrick