Lachlan enjoying himself on our second run at Top of The World, Pilot Peak.
Most of the day we were covered by flying snow, intense precipitation of graupel, and moderate to strong winds. Temps were not that cold, around -4 degrees C, but the wind put a bite into it.
The graupel was resting on a layer of wet polycrystals, that never got to freeze. We were saved from getting our skins wet by the thick and dense layer of graupel.
|Lachlan at Top of the World, rare moment of visibility.|
|Hand compression tests produced negative results.|
Occasionally clouds parted, and the views were terrific. But it was only for brief moments that we could see anything at all.
|Views from the Knob.|
|About to ski into Top of The World.|
It is going to be intriguing to return in a couple of days and see how the additional snow predicted for the next few days will bond to the graupel layer. And if the cold front and clear skies might have an impact in freezing the wet polycrystals buried 15 cms under the graupel. Stay tuned.
Below another short clip of today's skiing;