On December 7th the finishing storm produced 8″ of snow at the Downing Mountain Lodge. This will form our base at the lodge elevation. On the mid mountain at 6,500″ there is a two foot base, a foot of settled crusts and the fresh foot atop. On the upper mountain between 7,500′ and 8,500′ the storm raged for close to a week and during the mad rain event of two weeks ago, it snowed at this elevation as well. There is a total snow depth at the 7,700′ Bench of 4-5 feet (1.5 meter) and total new snow up to fifteen inches in favored locations. We noted no significant reactive slopes on east aspects and 30 degrees slope angle. We skied an old line and a new line in the left bowl through the burnt trees and it was amazing. Good surface conditions for fat skis; however slabs were present of varying densities. Old misery sticks would have struggled in the deep snow. Below 5,800 feet in the gully there was no base and variable snow depth to 15 inches. Sledding on the access road was slow and powdery.