Wolf Creek reopened for Easter weekend, and a spring storm moved in at just the right time. Saturday morning, leaving the hotel - heavy wet snow was falling.
Just short of the pass, and the ski area in sight. Not much snow accumulation...the snow plows had little work to do overnight.
Waiting for the ticket office to open...it was starting to snow lightly again.
In a matter of minutes it was a strong snow fall, with high winds.
As the lifts opened it was clear that very little snow had fallen. We were skiing 'dust on crust'. I stuck to the groomers in the morning, but it was falling hard enough that every run had another 1/4 inch.
Visibility was low, so I stuck to runs near the trees...better than bowl skiing, where it was white-on-white.
Above tree line the wind deposited extra snow in spots, and the old snow layer was pretty slick. Slides like this were no surprise. (Deepest layer in this slide was about eight inches.)
The snow storm was a series of squalls, and near lunch time it had stopped. Some folks took lunch outside...and then the snow started again. I chose to eat inside.
A rescue dog on patrol for table scraps.
At the end of the day, if you are in South Fork, you eat at the Hungry Logger. Note the blue sky - the storm was not as powerful as the original forecast, and we didn't get the predicted big dump. But it was still enough to enjoy turns in fresh snow.