drove up last night to a sleepy town with only a thin blanket of snow on the ground and woke up to pure whiteness. The snow kept falling all day and all night. we could hardly contain our excitement. snow was wet and heavy but we'll take it. upper gondola, chair 23, chair 14, and chair 9 were closed but pretty much the rest was opened. the lift lines weren't too bad and we kept at it continuously, G, Randy, Rick and I, non-stop, from 9am to when the lifts closed. what a glorious day and a great start to a fun and adventurous weekend. we ran into some pretty bad whiteout conditions around 3pm. it was sooo bad we all got separated. Randy and I found each other and tried twice but couldn't find our way down to Canyon. I got pretty bad motion sickness and had to sit out at Mill by the time we got there. Eventually, we were joined by G, and together we took the long way home, parking bus back to Main Lodge, then bus to the village, then another to condo.
p.s. estimated time did not include lunch break or lifts