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post #1 of 19
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What are the conditions like for Alta ,Snowbird?
I'll be there in Feb for the first week
Thanks
post #2 of 19
Conditions are excellent.

See the "Wasatch Observations '05 - '06" thread.

Powdr
post #3 of 19
In The past 10 years last season was one of the best! This season started slow but now is running a close 2nd. Northern Utah snow pack is about 130% Oh and Big Dump in the forecast for This Sunday!
post #4 of 19
Last year we sat in Whistler in January in the driving rain and said "next year we're going to Utah." I'm leaving in the morning!!!! Can't wait!!!
post #5 of 19
Looks like you'll hit it right.
http://www.alta.com/pages/report.php
I'm here.
post #6 of 19
Took a walk up Iron Mountain trail yesterday morning with the camera(Park City). Skiing was great today- last storm was Wednesday so the groomers were fresh and there's a big storm coming tomorrow with 1-2' in the forcast.

Dogs and snowbanks:
post #7 of 19
view from Iron Mountain trailhead looking out at the Unitas, away from the Wasatch back- over Park Meadows golf course.
post #8 of 19
Earned turns on Iron Mountain.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Utah49
In The past 10 years last season was one of the best! This season started slow but now is running a close 2nd. Northern Utah snow pack is about 130% Oh and Big Dump in the forecast for This Sunday!
Did laps off the John Paul chair at Snowbasin in the morning today and it dumped the whole time. Basin's conditions are rapidly approaching last years epic numbers. Poor vis. but great snow as long as you stayed in the trees. The Bears are gonna love it in Feb.!
post #10 of 19
Crabman, I saw your tracks this morning up on Iron Mountain. Looked like it was fun.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Utah49
Crabman, I saw your tracks this morning up on Iron Mountain. Looked like it was fun.
I don't think he skied Iron Mountain. I think he was pointing out someone that did. Am I correct, Crab?

Powdr
post #12 of 19
I'll be skiing PCMR on Wednesday, and again on Saturday this week. Heading to SLC for a conference.

How's it shaping up, guys? Is Scott's closed right now? Looking for at least 1 or 2 powder runs when I'm there.
post #13 of 19
Inester, You may be in luck as a front is due in on Wednesday.
post #14 of 19
Powdr; Yep- not my tracks- it's a hike that I do in the summer. The trail is close to where I live so I take the dogs up and that's about as much backcountry as I get in. That said, PCMR was unbelievable these last two days- the back bowls were amazing. I'm talking to patrollers and learning the names of things, stuff not on any map. I found the O zone- PCMR may be a cruisers mountain, but it's got some high adventure if you're willing to hike a bit. Yesterday was a howling blizzard and today everything east facing was loaded with deep, light, tasty fluff. Pinecone Ridge looked so great from Scotts that I just might put together an AT rig, get my avi training and start to do some touring.
post #15 of 19
Crab, if Pine Cone is closed until Wednesday, we may have to the hike. Don't need avi gear though since its patrolled.

Sounds like Scotts was pretty killer today.
post #16 of 19
Yeah- anything east facing was like, drop in and disappear. Pinecone's a piece of hiking- Let's see what Wednesday's storm brings- there may be plenty of goods right off the lifts, even Main bowl in Jupiter was amazing- and that usually gets skied out fast because its easy to get to.

But then again, I saw some people just ripping freshies down the near face of Pinecone, out by Scott's, and it looked well worth the climb.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by racermom
Last year we sat in Whistler in January in the driving rain and said "next year we're going to Utah." I'm leaving in the morning!!!! Can't wait!!!

So how was your trip??

L
post #18 of 19
We got home last night and it was absolutely great! We stayed at the Snowflower at PCMR and skied four days. We used the quick start on Sunday and were skiing by 1:00 after traveling from Michigan. On Wednesday it snowed non stop all day and every run was fresh powder. The resort was all but empty, even the lift operator commented that we were the only ones out there!! My husband skied The Canyons Wednesday and said it was one of his best days ever. On a side note, it was hilarious to watch the "tone" of the town change on Wednesday night with the arrival of the Sundance crowd! A great ski trip, can't wait to do it again!!!
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by racermom
...On a side note, it was hilarious to watch the "tone" of the town change on Wednesday night with the arrival of the Sundance crowd! A great ski trip, can't wait to do it again!!!

Yes, we have a love/hate relationship with Sundance. It's exciting to be in the midst of Hollywood central for a week, but the crowds and clueless people are tough to deal with. The usual winter crowd (ski related) is supplanted by PIBs (People in Black), Walkers (PIBs walking cluelessly around) F-PIBs (Fur People in Black), Wanabees (Hollywood Groupies & "Film Producers"), All Night Parties, Media, & skiers that still think Park City is uncrowded during Sundance. If it was just a weekend instead of ten days, I would probably enjoy it more.

We used to have a slow season during January where we could recover from the holidays. No longer. Sometimes I wish I lived in an undiscovered town that still just had a few local ski hills. Oh well, at least my house is worth more now:

Powdr
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