We are in the 2nd day of the warm front...lots of wind, lots of rain...a few inches of new snow on top. This isn't all bad. The snow has compacted considerably across the whole mountain compressing the potential hazards from summer brush build-up. We can now look forward to a long winter with a solid base.
Even better news for Schweitzer, this "compressing" occurred during the early week when there are fewer ski visits...so it is not impacting a lot of visitors. This weekend looks like very good conditions! I am actually thankful this January thaw has occurred. We never did get the early season heavy, water-laden snowfalls we need each year. The off-piste hazards will be considerably reduced!
So...I am going to preview a couple of new condo lisitings on the mountain and then head up the lift to test out the strange conditions today. I've got to keep my ski legs strong for the NEXT DUMP! IT IS COMING!