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post #31 of 36
Two friends and I are spending two weeks at Alta starting tomorrow. We would like to meet some EPIC skiers while we are there. We are at the Albion restrurant each morning
at 9am. I lived in Salt Lake and know Alta well. We generally sit by the windows on the right as you enter the Albion. I wear an Altericx jacket, blue or black, and we all wear Tecnica boots.
post #32 of 36
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For you Snowbird locals.. (SnowbirdDevotee?)

Any idea of what trail I am talking about (what it's called) that I did that I loved (all the way skier's left on the edge of the resort past the Thunder Bowl area)? Also, any thought as to how steep (degrees) that area probably is?

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to share on the open forums.

Thanks
post #33 of 36
Matt, I don't know that area real well, but I have skied it taking the traverse, left left stay high, from Gad II. That is the kind of skiing that I call pure Snowbird. You are out there alone, of course it is tracked, but the exploration seems endless. I do have what someone described as the patrollers map, which names all the little shots over a satellite photo. Not sure exactly what pitch you are referring to, I don't remember any real real steep pitches except in the tight woods my buddy ended up in. I do know I had a great big smile on my face last time i was there, because the snow was so sweet days after a storm. We ejected down to the baby thunder lift. That is an area that most snowbird skiers don't find until they have quite a few trips in. There are quite a few nooks and crannies to discover off of that Gad II lift, and most of them can "hold" the sweet snow.

My downhill is over for the year, but I will eke every bit of xc I can out of the 12" we had here last night. - SD

http://www.snowbird.com/imagelib/tra...p_snowbird.pdf
post #34 of 36
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Thanks. They were tight woods, and it was damn steep. If you look at the map you posted, I am pretty sure where we were was..

if you look at the 'L' in 'Thunder Bowl', I think we skied from there following the trail line shown until that double black symbol, then instead of continuing down we traversed (going straight vertically on the map to where we could physically couldn't go farther - which I believe it's right where it shows the boundary). On that traverse it got extremely steep (and tight) through the trees as we traversed, and then it opened up for a short section but it was still super steep (at the end of the traverse), that's where we went down then it sort of maintained a nice grade down pretty much towards the road - right next to the boundary most of the way. When it flattenned out at the bottom we traversed back to the Little Thunder Lift.

Would love to see that map if you have an electronic version..

I totally fell in love with Snowbird on this trip. That stuff was awesome.
post #35 of 36
it is nice to fool with boundary skiing at the bird. next trip try the boundary on the left, coming down from the baldy express lift. the map only shows green but there is a very nice remote, fairly steep chute between some rocky cliff over there. there really has to be well over a 100 of those special little places to discover.

http://www.snowbird.com/imagelib/tra...ap_mineral.pdf
post #36 of 36
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For you Snowbird locals.. (SnowbirdDevotee?)

Any idea of what trail I am talking about (what it's called) that I did that I loved (all the way skier's left on the edge of the resort past the Thunder Bowl area)? Also, any thought as to how steep (degrees) that area probably is?

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to share on the open forums.

Thanks
past thunder bowl? did you see a big sign saying "you are now leaving the ski resort?" if so you were in white pine drainage.
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