Your faithful correspondent took it upon himself to brave the slopes on your behalf and determine the crowd conditions now that it’s December and there is already nearly 90 inches of snowfall. Despite the grave risks of having to talk to other people, he’s happy to report that, well, there aren’t any. Crowds that is.

Friday morning and lunch time saw no more than a handful of people in Alfs and at the west end where the new expansion provides panoramic views of East Greeley and Sugarloaf lift there were no people at all as you can see. Ah, undisturbed hot chocolate…

Dining is returning to a somewhat more “normal” state, still with limited menu offerings and masks are requested for those not vaccinated.

Lifts do not require face coverings and you will be sharing chairs again this season to keep us all in motion rather than standing around. Face coverings are also recommended but not required in line or while sharing chairs with strangers.

But it’s really about the slopes isn’t it? On this topic Canyon Blog is happy to report that not only did he not share a single chair or wait in line all day on Sunnyside and Sugarloaf, he rarely shared a slope at all.

So, what does this mean for you, the out of town, desperate to ski or board, bored with work and viruses and the news. Who cares what’s happening with politics, interested mountain human? I’ll tell ya.

Get on that phone or online with our wonderful Canyon Services reservations staff, get on that plane (where you will be wearing a mask), get here and get on the slopes. It really is the most wonderful time of the year and if you book now, you can beat next week’s incoming storm cycle to the mountain. That way, when it hits and you’re staying up canyon in one of our premier properties, you can have your own country club day. No membership required.