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Alta 3/23

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

It's been snowing moderately all week with high winds- most of the mountain has been closed. Today the weather cleared and Ballroom/Shoulder opened up with the backside about ten minutes later. A real dilemma....the crowd was... there was no crowd. Very cold, about 30 inches of pure blower snow in the areas that have been closed. Even the stuff that had been open yesterday on West Rustler was fantastic as it had blown in. The word was yesterday was an epic storm day even with 2/3 of the hill closed... Today had to be one of the very best bluebird days so far this year. Devil's Castle didn't open. New storm coming tomorrow. Skied the BBR's and they just rock. Surfed all day. Got a sunburn.

 

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lift line

 

 

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  First tracks on Shoulder

 

 

 

 

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So hard to watch from the lift- beautiful lines....

 

 

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 BBR porn...

 

 

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Castle waits...

 

 

 

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 Mo' Beiber porn...

 

 

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Dropping in..

 

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  That's all!

 

post #2 of 19

Nice, makes me wish I saw there.

Ive been woundering about the BBRs

post #3 of 19

Love the BBRs. Demoed them at Tremblant back in February and digged them. Nice TR btw really badly want to go out to Alta.

post #4 of 19

Hah. Nice TR. Wednesday was probably the best of the season at Beaver Mt.

post #5 of 19

I have some friends that skied Alta yesterday and after seeing their pics and yours I am sure that I should have gone with them.

post #6 of 19

Great stuff!

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post

 

 

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So nice!

 

post #8 of 19
Bob, given how spoiled you've been this season, I'm surprised your response wasn't ho hum. Have you yet decided that anything under 18" is just too boiler plate to spend much effort getting to the hill?

Those pics are outstanding. Makes me feel sorry for myself sitting here recuperating from acl surgery. Perhaps that's why I'm mr. Grumpy pants.

Mike
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

 Thanks! and, it looks like there's more on the way for everybody....

post #10 of 19

Your last two pics....where was that?

post #11 of 19

Looks like the lifts are cecret and sunnyside with alfs in the far upper left background. That would put him somewhere just above the "nordic skiing" notation on the key of this map: http://alta.com/images/maps/trailmap_large.jpg e.g. Mt. Wolverine

post #12 of 19

looks like lower patsy.. probably traversed from catherines area.

post #13 of 19

just curious, those first two pics of the powder trackes, there's been some slides. Is that area controlled,. The slope looks bare, as in nothing to anchor the snow, and the slides that have already happened near where the tracks are would have me very worried. The next photo, taken from further away, shows the slope above where they are skiing, and it looks like a great place for an avalanche to come sliding down off there, over the cliff, and down onto the skiers waiting to ride.

Anyway, if it is controlled, great, but is it?

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

just curious, those first two pics of the powder trackes, there's been some slides. Is that area controlled,. The slope looks bare, as in nothing to anchor the snow, and the slides that have already happened near where the tracks are would have me very worried. The next photo, taken from further away, shows the slope above where they are skiing, and it looks like a great place for an avalanche to come sliding down off there, over the cliff, and down onto the skiers waiting to ride.

Anyway, if it is controlled, great, but is it?

 

Yes. LCC is the birthplace of avalanche control work in this country. 

 

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by briansahn View Post

looks like lower patsy.. probably traversed from catherines area.


Agreed.  And probably out of bounds.  Hope Mr. Crab & friends had the proper gear with them.

 

post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 

Always have the proper gear for the outing. LCC is one of the most heavily controlled canyons in the world- for good reason. Here's from yesterday...took my twelve year old daughter to Alta in huge storm- not much open due to avi danger and more snow coming....  We skipped school and guided her around to the good stuff- it was a great day, a breakthrough day.. She slayed it.

 

 

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post #17 of 19

I'm so jealous.

post #18 of 19

 Alta.3.23.06.jpg

Long traverse or skin (that everyone would see)

 

Obviously worth it!   Pray to Ullr for more.

post #19 of 19


 

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post

 

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Dropping in..

 

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  That's all!

 



I love these last two pictures.  Great composition and camera angle.  It really captures the feel of skiing something like that.

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