It’s the real ski season

skiWe’re all in a rush to ski during November and December when the weather’s nasty and the snow’s not that good. Now, when the weather’s perfect to be up in the mountains on cross-country ski trails, everyone’s thinking about shorts, t-shirts and walking the Greenbelt.

To me, the best of ski season has started. We just came off Mores Creek Summit after skiing a few miles down a logging road on Sunday.

The snow was perfect with about an inch or two of soft snow on top – the kind perfect for getting some grip and glide and also for carving some tele turns.

Mores Creek Summit, northeast of Idaho City, still has more than 70 inches of snow and the trails are packed with the inch or so of soft snow on top.

The daytime temperature was around 50 and it was perfect skiing in a sweater. It’s also go-anywhere snow with the hard base. The dog sure loves it because she doesn’t sink in it and can run right on top of snow.

Yup. The ski season has begun. The best of the ski season, that is.

Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

Posted in Into the Outdoors