The weather-guessers guessed increasingly cloudy, but the sun beamed intensely through the morning and into the afternoon.   We headed to high and shady slopes to find cold powder amid the mild afternoon temperatures.  There we found good skiing and even a little solitude, which was kinda surprising: judging by the cooked spaghetti wiggles from thousands of riders, we weren’t the only ones who’ve been antsy for winter this week.