Nov 24, Crystal Mt. - Campbell Basin

First day of the new Season! Day 1 and counting. Looking to get back on the skis, I hooked up with Greg Louie who needed a November ski day for his ski streak of skiing every month of the year. It wasn't the best forecast, and Greg suggested going to Crystal. He thought the drive would be easier than the standby Paradise. We parked in the parking lot which was covered in a thin layer of ice and snow. Greg suggested we could start right at the car. Since I was feeling protective of my freshly reglued skins I opted to walk up the base chair lift to put on my skis. Coverage was thin, but there was enough to start at the base and head up towards Campbell Basin where we were able to find at least a foot of snow covering the smooth slopes. Thanks to a temperature inversion I was skiing at 7,000 feet in my T-shirt while at Snoqualmie Pass it was in the 20's all day. Turned out to be a pretty decent first day. Hopefully we will get a good dump soon and get the ski areas running.

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