Seth Piper has sat in the snowcat, rumbling up Eaglecrest Ski Area’s night slopes for five years now, leaving a stretch of perfect corduroy — groomed snow — behind him wherever he goes.
The snowcat he drives is a beacon of warm light in the darkness, spotlighting the area ahead of and behind him.
Piper is the senior groomer in a team of three, including Garrett Hemmer and Dallas Anderson. He has spent years with all sorts of snow. And a lot of that time is in the dark.