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Sun Oct 29, 2000 12:26 am
Snowmaking crews laid down a solid and impeccably groomed carpet of white on the mile-long Haywood trail. Served by the Argentine double chair out of the Mountain House base area, the intermediate run drops about 900 vertical feet. <BR> <BR>Although warm temperatures hindered the resort from opening a top-to-bottom run, crews did build a nice hit in a fenced-off area to satisfy the cravings for hang time. <BR> <BR>The bony surface quickly softened under warm skies, and as skiers shaved of the top few inches to create a layer of pulverized snow, conditions actually improved toward mid-morning. <BR> <BR>In fact, there were no complaints at all about the snow, although there were some mostly good-natured grumbles echoing through the throng in the lift line, which stretched out the back end of the maze by 10:30. Some skiers reported waiting for more than 30 minutes.