The first day of week 2 brought bright blue skies and warmish temperatures. We have a new recruit this week as local legend Al has joined the ranks of YES Coaches. Most of the groups headed straight over to the Saddle to take advantage of the great conditions and no crowds. Rafills and South ridge were groomed to perfection as the first few runs were spent on working on some technical drills. Then it was off to the gullies to play around and test the mornings teachings.
View off the Saddle chair
Looking down the Bullet
Most groups stopped in for a late lunch and then headed straight back over to the Saddle for some more play. Bullet, Saddleback and Mineshaft were all skiing great and the lift lines were virtually non-existent. The day finished with a run down Gunbarrel and Powderbowl. The bus ride back to the Edgewater was very quiet as the group was tuckered out from a big day on the slopes. A few made it to the decompression session in the Edgewater lounge before heading off to dinner. Another great day awaits tomorrow.
heelside above Lake Wanaka
rock formation in the Saddle
Our thoughts go out to those involved in the helicopter tragedy on Saturday