Today I got up at 0530 and was underway from the house at 0630. A stop for Mc Breakfast at Spanaway and I was at Paradise at 0930. The temp was actually quite warm at 33Deg. There was a couple inches of new snow.
I left the parking lot and skied down the road in Paradise Valley to Reflection Lakes. The distance to the lakes is 3 miles, but I continued on for another 1/2 mile to where the road starts going downhill into Stevens Canyon. The conditions stayed good with some new snow falling most of the day, but it got warmer and when I finally got back to the truck, it had warmed to 35Deg.
On the return back up Paradise Valley, my toes started hurting from the pressure of the plastic boots. I have not used this ski gear very much, so this was a bit of a surprise. My toes hurt so bad that I was not sure I could get back to the parking lot and when I did, I could hardly walk to the truck. I will probably loose the toenails, something that happens often anyway.
As soon as I started driving down off the mountain, it started raining and most of the way home, it rained really hard making it hard to see while driving.
Skiing down Paradise Valley