Originally Posted by Govnor
That looked like a beautiful run down. A lot of it seemed more Green than Blue. Are the Blues at Snowbasin on the easier side in general?
No, they tend to be challenging. Helmet cams have a funny way of making steeps look like nothing; something about the lens orientation (but I know zero about cameras, this is just what I've been told). Skiing Strawberry from the top is fantastic - and when it's clear, the view to the west over the entire Salt Lake basin is incredible.
As long as it stays cold, Snowbasin's high-tech snowmaking can make up for a lot and when I was there 12-23 to 12-30 it was great until the 29th, when it got warm and we had mashed potatoes. (I used it as practice for SoCal.) But it is an extremely dry year so far, almost frighteningly so given that the snow provides the water for the rest of the year.
I'm going to burn our Christmas tree and follow some kind of ritual this weekend to break up that high pressure ridge. I may even go buy some junky skis from a thrift store to burn in sacrifice to Ullr.