Diurnal thaw/freeze cycling away from the top is giving a crunchy start very first thing off the groomers, but soon the Plateau and then mid-mountain runs loosened up to superb granular spring snow.
The Plateau area is a huge interconnected playground for those looking for mellow terrain there is a great selection of lengthy green groomers with pretty much hero snow conditions today.
Lots of fun lines to be had mid mountain as the snow loosened up. First thing the groomers were the pick, with all the Plateau greens pisted in the morning, along with Mugs Alley and the High Road mid mountain and the Main Basin and Happy Valley up top.
Snow loosened up on the East Ridge and Spring Run, but further round it stayed firm but grippy off the upper groomers. Main Basin was catching windblown loose snow through the day, though the odd slick patch developed late on.
Plenty of people still refusing to take the chairlift down at the end of the day, the top 2/rds of the low level Red Access still decent, but the bottom third is patchy though with some creative heather hoping some were getting all the way down without unclipping!
However the unquestionable best turns of the day were to be found way out Far East on the Plateau for the full length of the Blue Access Run which heads out beyond Rankin's Return, from the top of the Poma elevation there was 1000 vertical feed of simply sublime granular spring snow with a light dusting of fresh on top. Going this way there is fantastic snow to 1500ft and its possible to get just below the old corner of the red bike track which leaves around 3-4mins hoof to the carpark. Worth every step for simply perfect spring snow this afternoon.
Also don't forget there is fantastic sledging at the Plateau Cafe, with around 50 free to use sledges in the wooden bunker by the cafe.