I made three laps in untracked pow and called it quits by 9:45 AM, avoiding the tourist feeding frenzy altogether.
'Heard that- I was on fifth chair or so at 8;30 and stayed out till 11:30. A little hiking kept the untracked thing going a bit longer. The problem with Bluebird powder days is that everyone can see everything. Love those whiteouts. But Utah 49 said it, it was a perfect crystal clear Utah champaign powder day, as good as it ever gets, 20" deep.... everyone had a blast and I know they opened McKonkeys Bowl a little after 10 (talk about a feeding frenzy) but I was busy elsewhere laying first tracks down a run that must be accessed through tight trees-which I will not name. When I hit the lift three minutes later and looked up it had ten tracks on it- which is all that fits. Say La Vie.
I had to bail for kid duty, but I'm sure Jupiter Bowl opened up by noon....Jup had been closed for days and there must have been three feet back there... wow- epic's the word.
Funny thing was this- after the 1st chair eager beavers got through the maze, the lines were pretty short- the hangover effect!
I was going to post something here but my wife, who volunteered to stay home when the babysitter didn't show, nearly killed me when I got home hysterically babbeling. I can't imagine how a snow starved ski junkie from Boston would feel.