As you might have guessed, we spent the day on the slopes. We had a lot of fun and also enjoyed the challenge of dodging blockades of new snowboarders. How is it that 2/3 of the people at ski resorts in Southern California are learning to snowboard? You'd think that, after a while, there would be a good-sized population of experienced snowboarders, but that is apparently not the case. Perhaps all the good ones move to locations with better snow (as we will be doing, taking 3 more experienced snowboarders out of the pool).
It was lots of fun, despite the ice early in the day and boot issues [grumble], up until the new snowboarder population reached critical mass. At that point, the whole place turned into a giant clusterfuck and became somewhat perilous. Luckily, having gotten there early instead of the normal SoCal snowboarder arrival time of noon, we'd pretty much gotten a full day in anyway and left with no regrets.