As they said earlier, timing is everything. I just flew in Monday the 11th and went straight to solitude around 11:30am. This is my first trip out here so my area/trail names will be spotty, but I'll try. Solitude was really nice with an apropos name as the slopes were pretty empty and freshies were to be found off teh summit lift in the trees to the skiiers right and all throughout honeycomb canyon. A lot better than I expected from what I heard here. Skiied Alta tuesday- Wow. Obviously the regulars will deride the lack of a proper (>12")
snowfall, but for a easterner here for the first time it was so much fun. Didn't hit the high traverse b/c I was told it was extremely rocky and it looked pretty bare. Started off with a few lines off skiiers left off teh sugarloaf lift, good coverage an lits of minimally tracked stuff. Helped that it kept snowing all day. Worked through a nice minimally touched area over to supreme. Catherines area off supreme was fantastic with may fresh lines if you traverse far enough out. Did laps here for a while before my out of shap, non altitude acclimated eastern self became exhausted. Worked over to wildcat, teh two bowls and trees skiers left off the lift were in great shap, but as in catherines, a good amount of tough to see subsurface rocks, as my poor skis found out. As an aside- anybody know a good shop in the Midvale/sandy area for a base repair?
Anyway, long post, but very stoked to be out here for the first time. Leaving Sunday, so hoping that the big storm predicted for this weekend hits earlier than later. If not, a few inches are accumulating each day this week, so conditions are starting to get nice!