Overnight the Tetons received another 1"-2" dusting of snow and with the help of a little wind a bit of "fill" had taken place. Everyone got packed and checked out of their condos and headed up for our last day of skiing.
The sun was out and as we headed up the Dreamcatcher lift we were a bit surprised at how cold it was at the top. Our crew fanned out across the mountain to realize that it was total "hero" snow with the groomers in perfect condition; one clean arc leading to the next.
When Dave, Eddie & myself reached the top for our 2nd run we noticed that the Ski Patrol just opened the avi gate to Mary's and we immediately decided to go up.
At the top of the hike we realized that there were only two other sets of tracks which were left behind by the two patrollers who had gone up to check the snow stability. This meant we were going to have first tracks in what now had become the best snow conditions of the week.
The crew did lap after lap, taking short breaks to squeeze all of the remaining vertical they could on our last day.
Bands of snow showers started to come through and with each successive one the texture of the snow started to transform yet again. We were enjoying "fill" taking place right while we were skiing. Areas previously thought to have been "skied out" were renewed.
A few of us continued skiing laps and surmised that most of our crew had called it a day and had headed to Jackson to overnight prior to tomorrow's flights out. As we headed up yet again we were proven wrong as we spied Kellie, Fred & Al ripping down Big Thunder.
Areas that were unskiable earlier in the week had finally received enough coverage to provide fresh tracks and the Lightning trees and Instructors chutes were amazing during the last hour of the day.
The day of skiing and I would suggest the trip had become similar to a book that you have have been reading that is so good you just don't want it to end. Most everyone caught the last chair of the season just before the 4 PM closing.
Everyone came back down to the parking lot at the condo's to turn their skis in and 6 of us packed our rigs for the 18 hour ride home, three of our crew stayed one more night to ski the Ghee and the rest of our group headed to Jackson to fly out on Friday.