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Well, my last trip to Whistler I went via Copenhagen, and this long planned SLC trip got a bit rearranged by having to go via San Diego because of a customer who had to be serviced (unfortunately, not that kind of customer). Bouyed by reports of decent fresh, I was hoping this week would be good. Well, let's see -

 

I thought this picture from my room was an interesting dichotomy -

 

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And while in San Diego, it's smart to at least take advantage of the local culinary delights for lunch as us least coasters don't have

In-N-Out to enjoy

 

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So finally out to SLC, and went to the relatives to pick up my gear. Being a first class gear whore, even I was stunned to see all the stuff I have. Culling of the gear will be starting shortly. 

 

So, went to Canyons today (no longer "The Canyons" with new logo and paint job all around. So who convinced them to waste all this money on something so superficial. Oh well.

 

Things looked like they might start out well with the uber-camper in a lot below the Cabriolet - 

 

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Wow!

 

Anyway, up the hill I go, and conditions are, well, ummm, they're OK. Nothing great, and without the recent storm they mention it would be pitiful. Much of the good stuff was roped off, and there was a LOT of brush sticking through everywhere -

 

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So anyway, the day ended early due to boots that were beyond painful, and lots of tired. Of course, then I went to levelnine to get clamps for my new Legend Pro Riders, and walked out with another set of boots, and two sets of poles. AAAARRRRGGGGG.

 

Unsure whether tomorrow will be Snowbasin or Snowbird. Figure it out in the morning.

 

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So now a few more days in, and did another Canyons tour, again, less than exciting, then today to Snowbird. I suspected today was going to be decent as we had Snowbird's ubiquitous leopard man sighting omen as soon as we arrived -

 

 

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Views up top were exemplary as the sun was big and bright-

 

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We found some freshies here-and-there in Mineral Basin, but the front side is beginning to bump up pretty severely -

 

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Without a LOT of new snow President's week is going to be a resounding cluster____. As it is there was a good number of core shots being had all around as rocks are right underneath the snow in many places. Oh well, tomorrow's decision is Snowbasin, so looking forward to getting some time back there again

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Thanks for the TR . . . keep it coming!

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THAT is an interesting ski outfit!  

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Glad to see that the Leopard Man is still around and kicking'. Had the pleasure of his company on a lift ride a few years back. Nice guy with unquenchable enthusiasm. Hope that you get fewer core shots at Snowbasin.

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Without a LOT of new snow President's week is going to be a resounding cluster____. As it is there was a good number of core shots being had all around as rocks are right underneath the snow in many places.



Huh?  Everyone I've talked to says Snowbird and Alta are skiing great right now.

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Huh?  Everyone I've talked to says Snowbird and Alta are skiing great right now.



Snowbird is generally skiing well (great - umm, no), HOWEVER coming back around to Mineral Basin Express from the back side, there was a solid 15 of us picking ourselves up in the traverse and inspecting how bad the carnage was on the base of our skis / boards. For sure it needs another foot on top to cover the rocks.

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Oh, ok.  So I take it the "resounding cluster ____." was just a bit of an exaggeration?  Even in a big snow year there will be places that always seem to have a few chips present.  Having a few folks beatered about on Snowbird's traverses isn't exactly a strange happening either.

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