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Powder Mountain, Watch out for Rocks!

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Northern Utah just doesn't have the normal coverage this year. Both Powder Mountain and Snowbasin could use more snow.
The groomed runs are fine and there are some fun spots off piste to be fund. The plain fact is you don't go to Powder Mountain to ski groomed runs. You go there to explore their vast amount of wide open terrain. The Problem so far this year is that a lot of rocks are still exposed or barely covered. I found one of those barely covered rocks yesterday. I dropped into a run called Geronimo. came around tree when the tip of my right ski hit a buried rock, head on! This lunched me forward and *** over teakettle into another small rock out cropping. My left ski somehow got trapped between two rocks. When the toe piece released it was at a 45 degree angle and stuck and jammed. I had to get a ride to the base from ski patrol. The guys at the snowbasin shop had never seen a toe piece wedged like that. They kept asking how were my knees? They were able to fix the binding and test it all for free. Thank You Guys ! My hat is off to you. my back didn't bother me much yesterday in fact i skied another 2 hours. This morning I could hardly move! I now have a 1/4 inch chunk out of the tip of my skis a very sore bruised back from being tossed into another set of rocks. Maybe the cold temps kept my back from locking up yesterday. Guess it's all part of skiing got to take what you can get when you can get it.
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Glad to hear your ok! I think we all got spoiled from last season. I also encountered some rocks in the past few weeks, killed my favorite boards. Now were moonlighting to round up $5-$7 large for replacements.
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My back is still hurting but i do have some nice pain killers Now should I wash these down with tequila?
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Originally Posted by Utah49 View Post
The plain fact is you don't go to Powder Mountain to ski groomed runs. You go there to explore their vast amount of wide open terrain.
i was to have been there for a few days beginning next saturday.

as it is, i'm pretty content to have changed plans to mammoth, if it's going to be groomersville either way.
post #5 of 9

tequila is ok for backpain

but bourbon is better
post #6 of 9
Oh my heck! a friend took a tumble off a little outcropping the other day at PCMR when the traverse turned to rock... We're not teenagers anymore, 49! Still pretty hardheaded tho... get well!
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You'd better get that back looked-at, Utah49. I don't like the sound of it. I did something years ago adn the next day I couldn't move... I won't scare you with what it was. Get it checked properly.

the rocks this season are appalling. I'm skiing at 40% at best. can't afford any real injuries.
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Yeah 49 I hear ya, I have had 2 pairs of skis into Alpine for major p-tex and tunes this year already. Skied today and pretty much stayed on the rolled stuff but did find some interesting windbuff up near the top of Porkys and on the Diamond. It was nice to be up in the warm fresh air out of the funk down in the valley.
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Oh My Heck! Mr Crab, You have been in Utah to long! Got check out by the Dr and it is just a deep strain on the lower back muscles. The Good news is it will heal just takes time. the Other good news, well good news for me is I'm not missing any great skiing. Now that's bad news for the rest of you.

Steelman, I live right around the corner from Alpine Sports. It's a nice little shop.
Again I need to say thank you to the Guys at The Powder Mountain shop for fixing and testing my bindings without charging me.
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