I was reminded today how much the Back Bowl sets Welch Village apart from the rest of the local ski and snowboard market. There are no highways, no big power lines, houses, buildings, or anything else back there. Just great terrain and great snow. You are truly riding in a unique, secluded, scenic, and of course...steep terrain environment. Our grooming crew was nice enough to ignore most of the Back Bowl after yesterday's 7 inch snow fall. I wasn't able to get back there until mid-afternoon, but it was still prime. The conditions will still be great this weekend. As the days get longer and the sun gets higher, the Back Bowl is going to get only better. After today however...it's hard to believe that it can get much better than this.