NZ 14 – Bluebird
The YES Crew awoke to a beautiful bluebird day and fresh snow on the slopes. Snow line was below the parking lot and the excitement was high for the day. That enthusiasm was slighty tempered as an electrical problem delayed the opening of the 6 pack.
the line as we wait for the 6-pack to open
Some of the groups headed right over to the Saddle while others stayed on the front side to work technique. The snow was in great shape and some fresh lines were found. Conditons were great as the groups explored areas like the Camel, Saddleback and the many gullies in between. Most of the groups decided on a later lunch to take advantage of the smaller line for the Saddle chair. Challenges such as Mineshaft, Powder Bowl Chutes and Gunbarrel were conquered and smiles were seen all around. A bunch of tired legs hopped on the bus for the ride home and the buzz of the day was still in the air as everyone (who was awake) compared notes.
the Saddle Basin first thing
Rich in the powder of Lower Sundance
Tracey enjoying some powder turns
After a few hours to clean up, it was go time again as the group met up at LaLa Land for pre-dinner drinks. Relishes once again put on a great menu and many a bottles of vino later it was time to head home. Some grabbed a rare Wanaka taxi while others braved the night air and walked home. (some with shoes, others…..) Tomorrow being a rest day it will time to re-charge the batteries for another assault on TC Thursday.
and I'm spent!
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