4/3/17 — No foolin’

3 April 2017 — Spring is definitely here, and the mixed conditions that go with spring should be no surprise…The A-Team checks in from Colorado, having skied Keystone Friday with “the worst Colorado ski conditions ever.” To amplify the point, I was told the icy conditions were reminiscent of a semi-bad day at Attitash! Don’t be fooled, Ally & Austin love Attitash; they’re just sayin’ the conditions were definitely un-Colorado-ish. To add insult to injury, they were on the Outback section of Wapiti Peak when a lightning storm rolled in. Lifts shut down, sit and wait. Despite this discouraging afternoon they turned right around and went up US Route 6 to Arapahoe Basin Saturday, which was buoyed by a surprise snow storm and thousands of inebriated revelers sporting throwback gear. While the skiing was definitely improved over the previous day, I’m told it did earn honors as the “weirdest Colorado ski day ever.” So there you have, two extremes of the Colorado ski experience in one weekend. And in honor of all those Spacin’ at the Basin this weekend, we’ve got a snapshot above from the Lenawee Face. Taken yesterday, it appears that the hills are no worse for wear from Saturday’s revelry…speaking of Attitash, they’ve announced that they will reopen this coming weekend, having benefited from that recent New England storm…that snow seems to be extending the season at a bunch of locations, at not just New England; Boyne Mountain MI sez they’ll spin ’em until this coming Sunday April 9…and in the Upper Peninsula, Ski Brule is going all week long, they’ll be open until Sunday as long as the weather cooperates.