Monday, January 14, 2008

Alta hits 300" as the Utah powder train keeps on rollin

The past two weeks have been amazing here in Utah ifChris Becker gets into the deep at Snowbird Resort you're a skier or snowboarder. With the later half of December and into the new year keeping locals riding fresh powder nearly every day it's certainly one of those storm cycles that I'll not soon forget.

Skis stayed in cars or on car racks, boots barely made their way onto boot dryers in time for the next day's adventure and sleep went by the wayside. And to top if off Alta passed the 300" snowfall season to date...500 is right around the corner!

Last week was a prime example.

Monday - Ski touring in Big Cottonwood Canyon yielded 2500' laps of creamy super dry powder, the kind Utah is famous for.

- Spinning tram laps at Snowbird Resort never gets old, especially when there are untracked lines near Tower 2.

- Had to get some work done - missed what some said was a top 10 all time powder day

At Solitude this is the normhursday - Not to miss out I headed to Solitude Mountain Resort for what I thought would be leftovers but instead we scored untracked powder that topped out my season as the deepest day yet. Oh, and with about 50 others at the resort that day the place lived up to its name.

- Passed on both a dawn patrol and turns at Alta for work and recovery. Co-workers at tell me I missed walk on trams at Snowbird with bottomless powder - a very rare combination.

- Headed up to northern Utah to check out Beaver Mountain which turned out to be a great call. Untracked powder off the backside took little effort to find, even at 4pm.

Anyone else have an epic powder week during any of this cycle here in Utah (or anywhere in the west for that matter?)




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