Monday, December 15, 2008

First Summit Park Turns Of 08/09

When the sun came out Sunday afternoon, a few friends and I decided to throw our skis and skins into the truck and drive up to Summit Park on the outskirts of Park City to find out how our favorite playground fared with the weekend storm.

After seeing first hand the results of a snow pit in the Cottonwoods a week ago, I wasn’t interested in going anywhere near steep, wind-loaded slopes.

Our biggest concern with Summit Park was mainly if there was enough snow without much of a base to begin with. We were starting at 7,200 hundred feet, so prior to last weekend’s dump the mountain would have been bare.

I had my doubts when we dragged the skis out of the car, but surprisingly the foot and a half that fell Saturday held up well enough for a skin track and some great turns up high.

Up on top (approximately 8,200 ft.) the turns were soft and deep. Still – there was no way I was dropping a knee into a telemark turn - that's going to have to wait for at least another storm cycle.

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Blogger google said...

I want to be there right now. After today's snow, will be well wikid!

12/16/2008 3:52 PM

Blogger Joel said...

I'd give this 2-3 more serious storms unless you're willing to risk serious injury.

One skier from our group got tangled in a cable wire this morning in the gully and about lost a leg.

12/17/2008 10:26 AM


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