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Alta reports two inches

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Liars! They always do that. Like Hawaiians measure waves. Must have been two feet and it snowed another foot during the day. Best storm skiing since....? At times we had full white out conditions where you couldn't tell up from down. This can be disorienting but the trick is to just keep turning so you control your speed and know that the only thing out there you can hit is 100 feet tall and dark green. Just blower powder all day, everywhere, tracks filling in as fast as you could ski them.  Epic day, very few people, ski right onto the lifts. This should keep up all week in one form or another. The day was cut short by canyon closure at 2:00 pm. for blasting. Great for those staying up at the resorts. Tomorrow will be good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking lot at 1:00pm, canyon closes at 2.... Tomorrow will be amazing....

 

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Updated website at 4:39 pm says 16" in 12 hours!
Forecast Up to 10" more by this time tomorrow.
I think i feel a cough coming on. May have to call in sick tomorrow!!!
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Mr Crab,I;m having difficulty determining how much snow you got without a picture of your swingset in the yard.

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Didn't want to jinx it, so I didn't post the opener. Here we go, the first big dump from November 11th.  We skied 8-10" in Park City yesterday. Fabulous skiing. The Cottonwoods are getting lake effect, should be big totals by week's end.

 

 

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Snowbasin looks like they did OK too.

 

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The problem is that when Alta reports 2" & Snowbasin reports 15", where do you think everyone decides to go?

 

BTW, it was some of the lightest, deepest snow I have ever skied yesterday.  Storm totals over 30"!!!

 

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JF

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Amazing footage and pics! Must visit Snowbasin....

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Unfortunately had to work Tuesday, so missed what I've heard everyone saying as "best day in years". Made it up to Alta today and still great untracked lines, a lot of wind-buffed though, very creamy skiing. The crowds were out in full force today though.

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check out the boarder at 1.33

 

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Tuesday at Snowbasin was a rare treat-at least until about 2:30 when a dislocated and broken shoulder ended my day and, apparently, my season.

The snow was extremely light and very deep particularly on the top half of the mountain. Face shots were all over the place and they lasted through enough of the turn that there was really a visibility issue at times. I am 6' 4" and could barely see down some of the steeper pitches early on in the day. A power outage created some issues getting the mountain open but they did their best getting lifts opened and going. I'll bet Wsednesday was great too since it snowed a fair amount overnight and seconds on Tuesday were really nice in light of the lightness of the snow.
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Originally Posted by SB77 View Post

Tuesday at Snowbasin was a rare treat-at least until about 2:30 when a dislocated and broken shoulder ended my day and, apparently, my season.

The snow was extremely light and very deep particularly on the top half of the mountain. Face shots were all over the place and they lasted through enough of the turn that there was really a visibility issue at times. I am 6' 4" and could barely see down some of the steeper pitches early on in the day. A power outage created some issues getting the mountain open but they did their best getting lifts opened and going. I'll bet Wsednesday was great too since it snowed a fair amount overnight and seconds on Tuesday were really nice in light of the lightness of the snow.

Ugh! Dislocated my shoulder almost three years to the day - torn glenoid and rotator cuff too. Was able to rehab mostly on my own and avoided surgery. All better within about 8 months. Wish you all the best with your recovery. 

David

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Thanks-surgery on Thursday so I guess it has already started. Thinking perhaps I should have asked more about the recovery time etc but perhaps it is better not to know at this point.
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Good luck on the recovery! that's a bummer.

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Thanks-at least I went down after most of a great day.
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