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post #61 of 84
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

But if you are getting on an airplane,  I wouldn't fly to SLC?  Fly to Seattle, Spokane, Calgary, Vancouver were they actually have good conditions!
 

I would actually say Van (WB) has GREAT conditions, with another 20+ in the past couple of days. Going back again next week. Really, compared to SLC's conditions, no brainer.

 

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I skiied in Utah the last 3 days and love Utah but I would agree with Shredheads suggestion on Seattle, Pacific Northwest.

 

When I left Snowbird yesterday, the entire moutain (yes the top as well) was completely slush.  I can't imaging the icebowl that must be there today.

 

Also, when speaking of food, if you're a burger fan, In-n-Out is now in SLC. Try one (or more).

 

post #62 of 84

They have a 5 Guys down in the area (Fort Union Blvd), make sure you go there for sure. Great burgers.

post #63 of 84
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Ok, so that has you covered then? that's good. LIke I said, if you have a car and it's dry, it's really not that bad.



thanks... 

 

packing right now and its weird only packing one set of thermals... and my helmet is fitted with a beanie under so i am going to be warm!!!

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Alta&state=UT&site=SLC&textField1=40.5889&textField2=-111.637&e=1

post #64 of 84

looks like there is some snow heading in tonight, nothing big, but it will keep it somewhat fresh on the groomers.

post #65 of 84

Had a good time on the groomers off the Supreme lift today.  The bonus was getting to ski a couple blacks with my 11yo daughter and her friend that were still quite hard.  The girls showed how much they learned at ski school yesterday.

 

Everything higher up stayed completely frozen.  Looks could be very deceiving if you don't know where things get soft.  Followed a ski school group off trail from RockNRoll that was okay.  Top of Mambo was ice.  None of the new snow is going to have anything to stick to tonight.

 

A pic from Sugarloaf lift.  MB connection was closed all day.

 

Alta 05Apr12 -2.jpg

post #66 of 84

looks like some snow arrived just in time!!

post #67 of 84
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Originally Posted by Govnor View Post

looks like some snow arrived just in time!!



Yep - 10" so far ... and it's still snowing!!

post #68 of 84

Snow near Albion base at 10:30am.  3-7 inches more after that.

 

Alta06Apr12-01.jpg

 

More pics here from Sugarloaf and Supreme

http://s453.photobucket.com/albums/qq253/marzlook/Snow/Alta%20April%202012/

post #69 of 84
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12 inches... its just past 6am and i am wide awake... so looking to drive to park and ride - says chains for road - will leave about 730 ish from here....

post #70 of 84

have a good day! 12" should ski pretty well with that hard ice underneath from the freeze/thaw cycles.

 

post #71 of 84
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have a good day! 12" should ski pretty well with that hard ice underneath from the freeze/thaw cycles.

 



was a great morning...three runs on ballroom in foot of fresh... then met up with marznc.... then headed to supreme but hiked up devil's cradle amazing run skied down with two pro skiers who were getting actin pictures from a photographer... that hike killed me and skied bad the rest of the day... skied off every lift... loved it - warm after lunch though...

post #72 of 84

that sounds like a lot of fun! You should sleep well tonight!

post #73 of 84
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that sounds like a lot of fun! You should sleep well tonight!



lying on my bed here trying to get energy to shower then go for dinner...

 

its so different here to europe... not skied in america for 15 years...

post #74 of 84
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that sounds like a lot of fun! You should sleep well tonight!



lying on my bed here trying to get energy to shower then go for dinner...

 

its so different here to europe... not skied in america for 15 years...


I feel ya. We skied Alta today. With the plane ride and skiing, I'm exhausted. Can't wait to get back out tomorrow though.
post #75 of 84
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I feel ya. We skied Alta today. With the plane ride and skiing, I'm exhausted. Can't wait to get back out tomorrow though.


Glad you got to enjoy the new snow!  Remember April 8 is the last day for Supreme.

post #76 of 84
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was a great morning...three runs on ballroom in foot of fresh... then met up with marznc.... then headed to supreme but hiked up devil's cradle amazing run skied down with two pro skiers who were getting actin pictures from a photographer... that hike killed me and skied bad the rest of the day... skied off every lift... loved it - warm after lunch though...


It was fun to say hello in person.  A great day to be explore Alta for the first time!

 

post #77 of 84
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I feel ya. We skied Alta today. With the plane ride and skiing, I'm exhausted. Can't wait to get back out tomorrow though.


Glad you got to enjoy the new snow!  Remember April 8 is the last day for Supreme.


Yep. Thanks for the heads up. We are getting a 3-day pass at Alta today and then ski the end of the week at Snowbird.

Everyone out here, and on this website, are extremely helpful.

Headed out to Alta in a little while. You going today? Have fun!
post #78 of 84

Will be around Supreme most of the day.  Meeting up with friends at 10:30 . . . or 11:30 at the base of Supreme.  I have a white helmet with white goggles and Ski Beech sticker, blue boots.  My daughter has purple pants, dark blue helmet, red boots.

post #79 of 84

^ ^ ^ PM is a nice tool. JK. But it is.

post #80 of 84

Never found Hokie07 but did run into Scotty a few times on Supreme.  He seems to having a fun time.

post #81 of 84

To complete the circle.

 

Found Aspen in better condition that expected.  Was repeatedly told it has been the driest season for 30 years, but once the sun had softened the snow there was good skiing, particularly in the Higlands Bowl and off the tow at Snowmass.

 

With the input on here and the forecast temperatures, we headed back east and spent the last three days at Loveland, Copper and Breckenridge.  The first two were fine but the higher temps and crowds caused Breck to cut up badly during the day.

 

We'll come back to Aspen but be sure to stay in a condo to mitigate the restaurant's cartel pricing.  Think I may be done with Breck, which is a shame, as the village is a cool place to spend time.

 

'Till next year....

post #82 of 84

^^ yup, breckenflat is highly overrated.

 

post #83 of 84
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We'll come back to Aspen but be sure to stay in a condo to mitigate the restaurant's cartel pricing. 



That's not a bad idea.  But all the restaurants have bar menus and most would have been running prix fixe deals the week you were there.  Some times you just have to ask?

Post here next year and I'll point you in the right direction.

post #84 of 84

glad to hear you had a good time. I could tell by the conditions reviews on On the Snow that Breck was in bad shape. bummer

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