Based on recent trip reports Paradise seemed like the place to be. Carl & Tara Simpson, Zack & Stephanie Jessel, and David O’Donnell headed up to Muir on Feb 4, 2014. With up to another 12″ of new snow in the forecast by Sunday, Paradise is going to be, well, Paradise. Here’s what Carl reports: We made it to 10k but couldn’t find Muir so we skied down along our skin track in a white out. At the base of Pan Face we decided to go check out the Mazama area. We found our best powder turns of the season so far. After our second lap we were out of time but decided to return the following day for more face shots. With talk of thigh deep blower we managed to round up a good sized crew who were willing to face the wind and the cold. The crew included Carl & Tara Simpson, Zack Jessel, Rory Robison, Kyle Miller, David O’Donnell, James Fletcher, and Alicia Brannan. The increasing wind affected many of the slopes and slabs were forming. Caution to people traveling in the coming days especially when we get new snow. We managed to find mostly unaffected snow, that flew up into your face, woooooo! Another amazing day in Paradise with good friends!