The last day of the trip is a little like December 26th, all of the excitement and anticipation is over but it's still fun. Everyone is faced with packing, checking out and then heading back up Ski Hill Road for one last day on snow and what a day it was. Just over an inch of snow fell overnight but it had a remarkable impact on the conditions. Jen our liftie on DC told us to head for anything that had been groomed and enjoy.
The cloud deck started to break up and the sun came out to stay shortly after noon and for the first time during the trip it truly started to feel like classic spring skiing. The snow transformed into what Terri aptly described as Wydaho mashers; resulting in perfectly carved turns for all.
Everyone had their own agenda in the final few hours of skiing. Some retracing their favorite runs over the previous few days while others tinkered with their Ski Tracks "app" setting new personal goals for vertical feet skied and maximum speed. Goals were easily attained as on this day there were only 177 skiers enjoying the 2,000+ acres of lift serviced skiing. Gene Carlson quickly pointed out that this was more than 10 acres for each one of us to have to ourselves.
Between 2:30 and 3:00 PM everyone was resigned to the fact that it was time to pack it in and start aiming home. Some headed to Dubois, Jackson and Salt Lake City while the remainder of road warriors girded our loins for the 20+ hour drive through Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota.