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Superlatives aren't enough to describe current snow conditions
Maybe the snow was blurring my eyes, but all the signs on the mountain today seemed to say the same thing.
Photo illustration by Tom Boyd 

Superlatives aren't enough to describe current snow conditions

By Tom Boyd

January 11, 2008 —  As my compadre David O. wrote recently, the term “epic” is often overused by those who wish to convey, through words, how great of a day they’ve had up on the mountain.

So how about this: the skiing right now is incrediblatious.

Now, the term incrediblatious isn't overused, but it’s also not a word. And since words cannot aptly describe the awesomeness of the skiing right now, using non-words is the next best thing.

Day after day of powder has fallen, covering yesterday’s tracks like reporters on old news. My personal favorite run was a rip-roaring, no-brakes tear session down Forever. I followed up a double-dose of Forever with a trip down Wow, and found the top to be a bit bumpy but still nice, while the bottom of the run was a wide-open, nearly-trackless field awaiting a good romping.

This weekend ought to see huge numbers of people up on the hill, and I have little doubt that what remains untracked now will be pillaged by the weekend’s end, but at least those who have yet to sample the bountiful goods up here will have their shot this weekend. It’s time we locals share a bit of this cornucopia with the weekend warriors.

I’ll be up there on my sneak route, skipping past the big lines, so if I see ya up there this weekend I hope it’s in one of those few, unpopulated areas of the mountain. In the meantime, enjoy. It’d be hard not to.



Comment on article  2 Comments on "Superlatives aren't enough to describe current snow conditions"


Marge — January 12, 2008

Even incrediblatious, as great as it sounds without being a word, hardly gives justice to how amazing the snow is. The crowds rolled back into town with both the streets and mountain packed - who can blame them with all this INCREDBILE SNOW. Let's keep it coming!


Cait — January 13, 2008

Love the sign! WOWWOWWOW is right!



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