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Alta opening weekend

post #1 of 8
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Alta opened Friday with great coverage. All lifts open except Supreme & Cecret.


Much of the powder from the previous weekends storm was still available (although a little heavy). Fresh tracks were available all over. Even the high T was open!

Spent much of the day on the groomers getting the correct movements back.


Saturday brought a couple inches of fresh snow up high. Warm enough at the base to form sleet. Sking off the high T was smooth and with very few skiers, stayed nice.


Sunday was even better with 7" reported. Actually closer to a foot of nice powder in places.


The coverage (for this early) is outstanding. Skied off trail most of the day Sat and Sunday and hit maybe one rock. Better coverage than end of December last year.

post #2 of 8

Lucky you.  Colorado is very dry now -- snowpack is at around 55% of normal (last 30 years). Send some of that snow this way, please.



post #3 of 8

I am headed back out after Thanksgiving day. I am going to wear shorts, Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops just to piss Ullr off

post #4 of 8

pics or it didn't happen ;)


CO is so sunny and warm right now, it's kinda scary.  Great for mtb, not so much for skiing

post #5 of 8

Don't jinx it.  I've got just a few more weeks until I make it out there.

post #6 of 8
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Update 12/9/12

Skied powder all day Sat and Sun.

Supreme area opened this weekend. All lifts are now open. I would say approx 75% of the ski area is open.


Off trail skiing is great. Coverage on steeper slopes is good. The high T has a few rocky spots past Sunspot, but it is not too bad to get all the way out.


Pics below (lower res cellphone) from lower baldy shoulder yesterday above the wildcat lift.


My 13 year old.



The old man.


post #7 of 8

Your 13 yr old rocks.  You look pretty good too.



post #8 of 8

So excited to get out this weekend.  Looks like some snow might move in later this week too.  Fingers crossed.

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