I had heard before I arrived that Pomerelle was very friendly for beginner skiers and riders. The day before my arrival, the area was closed - 26 inches of snow had closed the road, and it took all day and night to clear the blockage. Anticipating ample fresh powder, and plenty of pristine groomers, my father and I set out for the base area, at an elevation around 8,000 feet.
We arrived early, and located the critical service areas for food and rentals. I set out for a lap in the powder while dad checked out some gear to begin his day on the slopes. He elected to add a private lesson along with his rental, so I spent the morning exploring the gentle rolling slopes, and charting trails through the powder-rich trees.
Once the lesson was done, we grabbed a bite to eat before heading out to try a run together on the lower chair. We made our way down the slope, and all the way down successfully, but after three hours on the board, dad was done - I took off for a few more hours of turns, fresh powder for the whole day, and plenty of fun cruising. Nothing at Pomerelle was steep enough to cause me any worry, so I roamed the mountain from one end to the other.