Mt High West Resort, Not as crowded as I expected since it was only 1 wk past the big storms

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Mountain High
Start Date: 
31 Jan 2010
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Packed Powder

I was afraid there would still be heavy sell-out crowds due to the recent storms, but it was okay. We arrived about 9 or 9:30am. The traffic was slow from the center of Wrightwood, but there was still plenty of parking at East Resort.

The fresh powder from the previous week's storms was already stale, but the coverage was good. It's much better to see a blanket of snow than patches of rocks and dirt. But it wasn't much fun to go in the trees since the powder was stale already and it was icy in places.

The intermediate runs and the terrain parks in the middle of West Resort were very busy. It was annoying dodging people. But the steep runs on either side of West Resort were nice and empty. Too bad the steep runs off of Chair 5 Conquest were pretty icy, otherwise they would've been really fun. The rest of the mountain had decent snow.