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My buddy wants me to meet him there for 4 days of skiing.  What is late, late ski season like at the Bird??  Thanks in advance for any info you could share.

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My buddy wants me to meet him there for 4 days of skiing.  What is late, late ski season like at the Bird??  Thanks in advance for any info you could share.



there will be coverage.

 

it might be corn, it might be ice, it might be powder it could be mank?

 

noone really knows I have seen all of the above memorial day weekend.

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Just as long as there is coverage I will be happy.
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It's Monday and i'm wondering what Snowbird will be like come the weekend!  I've been reading Guru Dave's posts on the Snowbird website and at least there has been some skiing on the days they said they would be open.  Now the Tram is listed as "TBA" so i'm wondering what's going on.  With all the snow they got last week, and then the rain, is the snowpack unstable?  Snow again tomorrow, and then a chance all week with some sun for the weekend.  Give me the news Bushwacker!!  

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I skied there this weekend and it was very good, but yes the snowpack is very unstable.   Friday we were interlodged and the canyon road was closed in the morning.  The resort didn't open Friday at all and ran reduced hours Saturday.  The skiing was really good Sunday early AM, but it started to pour at noon and there was a threat that the canyon would close, so I bailed at noon, but I think they stayed open till 2.

 

The tram is getting new windows installed and they may not get them in by the weekend.   Peruvian is open and they make you walk thru the tunnel, but you can still access all the terrain that is open, it just takes a little longer.

 

They have the most snow I've ever seen there and the skiing should be good at times, but it suppose to be really warm next weekend.   Bring the biggest skis you have and get out right at 8 and shralp the corn until it gets too soft.  Good deals at the Cliff right now!

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It's Monday and i'm wondering what Snowbird will be like come the weekend!  I've been reading Guru Dave's posts on the Snowbird website and at least there has been some skiing on the days they said they would be open.  Now the Tram is listed as "TBA" so i'm wondering what's going on.  With all the snow they got last week, and then the rain, is the snowpack unstable?  Snow again tomorrow, and then a chance all week with some sun for the weekend.  Give me the news Bushwacker!!  

 

well I am not there but i can tell you guru dave is a negative nancy and a groomer whore who doesnt know how to find good snow at the mountain he has been skiing for longer than I have been alive.

 

There were days that we skied that were awesome, and Guru Dave posted up about how bad it was because he couldnt see.

 

I really dont know whats happening next weekend, but snowbird proved something this past weekend, there is a such a thing as too much snow!
 

 

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Just a small OT question - when I was at Alta there was a warning in the lodge that the roads might close early - what happens to all the people stuck on the mountain? They sleep in the cafe?

 

 

 

 

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Just a small OT question - when I was at Alta there was a warning in the lodge that the roads might close early - what happens to all the people stuck on the mountain? They sleep in the cafe?

 

 

 

 



The chances of being stuck overnight if you skied during the day are pretty slim. i have seen it happen one time in about 500 days in that canyon.

 

but yes you sleep where you can,I always had a sleeping bag in my car to go get in case it happened and since I worked night it did happen to me more frequently than alot of people who just ski in the canyon.

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Thanks for the uplifting ski report!  I'm just happy for the opportunity to ski 4 days in a row and Memorial Day Weekend to boot.  We are staying at the Cliff Lodge which should be fun.  I was the odd man out, supposidly, and have to fly to SLC whereas my 3 friends and 2 sons are making the long drive from the Milwaukee area.  Oh the sacrifice smile.gif  and only a carry on bag because I dropped off all my equipment on Saturday.  I will have a bloody once my connecting flight is at cruising altitude on Thursday in honor of all those who have helped me this week.  Then a few more on Monday for our troops who didn't make it home.  Thanks again and I will report back this weekend.

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You will probably want to hit Bookend's first thing and then work the exposures in Mineral.  Once they get too soft,  jump over to the front side.  

If they get a hard freeze and can get Baldy open, the skiing will be fricken amazing!

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For what it's worth, we had snow again today in Park City. I expect Bird will get much more.

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It looks like they are planning to be open on weekends through July 4th!  It's going to be in the 90's all week here and I am just about ready to buy a ticket for July 4th weekend.

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