It is finally cool enough outside for our favorite mountains to start making snow! I didn’t think it would be so soon, but this near record-breaking cold front had me waxing my board to hit the slopes just last weekend. I didn’t think the powder would be any good yet, but it turns out snow making has gotten a lot better in the past five years. Even without having gotten any major snowfall yet, the mountain had the perfect amount of snow to ride without getting too slick. Sometimes if the temperature is off, it can make an ice sheen which also isn’t the safest to ride on. However, they perfectly balanced the temperature with this batch. I was enjoying myself so much that I didn’t realize how long I was out for until I went into the lodge for lunch and a hot drink. The second I stepped inside, my whole face hurt and so did my hands. I didn’t realize I’d lost feeling in them! Fortunately the indoor air quality at this mountain is awesome thanks to the fantastic HVAC system. The superb heating and cooling is one of the many reasons I keep coming back to this mountain in particular. It was so warm that I was unzipping my jacket after just getting my hot cocoa and finding a seat while I waited for my food to be brought to me. Though my face and hands hurt while the blood got moving again, the central heating system was so efficient than in no time my hands and face were toasty and warm again.