Placement: 98th of 224
Conditons: Imaculate in some place (in the woods and on areas not torn-up by 40K and 25k skiers), lots of mashed potatoes elsewhhere, hellacious wind-blown sand mixed into the snow on the coast.
Rundown: Hardest tour conditions yet seen, my time was four minutes slower than last year, but my placement improved by 40 spots - a direct reflection of effort - and this year's field was comprable (about 10 less) to last year's. Most important, unlike last year, I didn't leave a drop in the tank and skied my best. Still fun.
More some other time.