Although Sky Chair didn't open (saving that for Saturday's throngs) the tips of the trees were all that was showing on Bowen West and made for perfect turns.
The grooming was fantastic, enough to have nearly all terrain open, and the combination is bringing people out in droves.
"I don't get out that often, but when I do, I just point my board downhill and hope for the best," says Dylan of Vancouver. "It so soft and sunny right now it doesn't really matter how good I am."
His friend beside him snickered.
"What are you laughing about, you're no better," says Dylan as a chunk of soft ice fell from a chair tower and hit him directly in the head.