Spring Crust in Paradise Valley

Trip date: Saturday Apr 22, 2023

Submitted by ulrikeski


Me and my 2 ski buddies


Thanks to yesterday's trip report we toured up Paradise Valley today. Had just enough grip with purple wax to climb up the trail on a mix of crusty and soft snow. Glad to have cloud cover until the 2nd bridge to keep the snow cool for traction. The crust was supportive enough to wander off the trail, with some minimal breaking in. We enjoyed our sunny lunch spot at the Lake Anette bridge. Only met 2 other skiers on our way back. Decided to ski out the creek on the crust. It was fun and worked quite well. Snow was very wet and slushy on MLR when we finished just after 2pm.