We had heard that they were saving snow like they do in the Alps. Apparently there had been up to four metres of snow. What we didn't expect was to find the mound of snow at the bottom of the slopes. It is covered with bales of straw for insulation, but I wonder if there will be any left by the time the first snows fall.
There were some patches of hard-packed snow on the cross-country slopes, and we saw some people skiing down the 45 degrre slope beside the "Slipper" rock face-you have to be very sure of yourself to do that, especially on spring snow!