We all knew it was coming.
It was all over the news. OpenSnow was shouting the impending storm from the mountain tops. Amy (aka the Keystone Lodge and Spa “Mama Bear”) had a migraine earlier this week. The question was, would it actually hit Keystone?
You see, Keystone Resort is fondly known by Summit County locals as “The Donut”. Though we are included in all of the winter weather alerts, Keystone seems to be located in a weather bubble that causes the town and hill to get about half as much of the predicted snow. It can be frustrating.
Bu today, today was different.
With 8″ reported at 5:00am and another 4″ falling between 5:00 and 8:00am, Keystone finally raked it in; and we “locals” reaped the benefits of having our home hill take the cake in the powder wars.
Waist deep snow everywhere. Face-shots with every turn. Trees branches sagging, drooping, with the load of snow nestled into the needles. Around every bend, a “WHOOP!” from fellow skiers echoing through the trees. It. Was. EPIC.
Needless to say, it was a morning to remember and with another 10-20″ forecasted to fall by tomorrow morning, you can bet Friday will be up there too.
Let’s get a WHOOP! for the Summit County Snowpocalypse and a WHOOP! for Keystone, the under dog.