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Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

 

 

 I'm going to be in the SLC area for the weekend starting Friday, was wondering if anybody has skied Alta in the last week and whether or not it is just an icy unskiable mess. FTR I'm an advanced skier am primarily interested in staying up high were I to visit Alta. Anybody care to comment?

 

 

Thanks,

 

Josh

 

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Originally Posted by WalterdogEllis View Post
 

Hi all,

 

 

 

 I'm going to be in the SLC area for the weekend starting Friday, was wondering if anybody has skied Alta in the last week and whether or not it is just an icy unskiable mess. FTR I'm an advanced skier am primarily interested in staying up high were I to visit Alta. Anybody care to comment?

 

 

Thanks,

 

Josh

Read jgiddyup trip report called Mountain Collective Tour 2015 Trip Report.  I believe he is at Alta yesterday and today.

post #3 of 8
Alta is skiing pretty good considering a bad winter. About 67" with many good groomer runs. I hear snow might be in forecast for this weekend??
post #4 of 8

I've been at Alta and the Bird for the last 2 weeks.  Groomers are all good, as are northern aspects in the trees.  Southern exposures are pretty  sporty.  The chutes by supreme are closed.

 

At the end of the day it's substantially better than N VT would be in a normal good snow year after a thaw/freeze cycle before the next storm.  The locals are disgusted but they're quite spoiled.  If you're used to skiing the east you won't be wowed but it's not bad.  PC resorts are hosed and PowMow is bulletproof.  Even a few inches this weekend would change everything.

post #5 of 8
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I am not an eastern skier. Aspen mtn/ Aspen Highlands is my home mountain, and I was in Jackson last weekend. Jackson was icier than a polar bear's ball sack. Mostly due to freeze thaw cycles and very few north facing slopes. I'm banking on enough snow falling Friday night at Alta to fluff things up a bit. It may be dust on crust, but it's still better than crust on crust.

post #6 of 8

Alta off piste is hard and crunchy with the groomers skiing well.  They probably need a foot or more to set things right, but the base is holding up and it's still fun.

post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the feedback all.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Update: Alta got 9" of fresh Friday night. Saturday was incredible.

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