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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post
...i can look forward to... and "glamorous" hiking....skiing was mostly chopped up, but later, because visibility at the top of mineral basin was so awful, the slopes filled in for some real powder skiing feeling.
Well there you go. You will finally get some untracked *if* you hike to right places...at Alta, instead of all that "chopped up" snow at SB. And really...isn't that what it's all about?
post #32 of 49
Hearing about all the fresh powder around SLC has me feeling a little envious. I was there 2/2-2/6 and saw nary a sniff of new snow although I did have an absolute blast at Snowbasin, DV, Alta, Bird and Solitude. Temps in the lower 40's it was spring skiing in Feb. Damn pattern changes...it was colder in NW New Jersey where I left (700 ft.) than at the top of 11K Mt. Baldy (18 degrees vs. 32).

Oh well maybe some powder for me next time.
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post
have to go with the group concensus, i'm sure my day tomorrow at alta will be just fine, but i can look forward to TONS of runout and the bogus sugarloaf lift, teacups instead of bowls, big rutty traverses, and "glamorous" hiking.
SBD...You stay pretty true to your message...like Bush...however you should pay some homage to the "birthplace" of deep powder skiing in North America which is Alta...long before the Bird, early powder skiing techniques were developed there, not to mention many advances in avi science...you dishonor the names of ski pioneers like Dick Durrance, Alf and Sverre Engen, and Harold Goodro...don't know them? I'm not surprised.

So next time you feel compelled to rag on Alta...just remember where it all started...without Alta and the spirit of the people who made it happen, there might not be a Snowbird as you know it...and that's why they say that Alta has "Soul"

For the record I like both mountains and don't feel the need to compare one against the other.
post #34 of 49
you'd have to work hard not to have a great day today. Hey Gores95- it's a crapshoot. Us Utards have been cruisin groomers and gettin tans...next time, perhaps.
post #35 of 49

alta history

too bad this book is getting priced out of sight($90), i got mine when it was reasonable.

Deep Powder Skiing by Dolores Lachapelle

this is a soulful book about the good ole days at Alta and the origon of Deep powder skiing, now long gone.
post #36 of 49
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So next time you feel compelled to rag on Alta...just remember where it all started...without Alta and the spirit of the people who made it happen, there might not be a Snowbird as you know it...and that's why they say that Alta has "Soul"
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Remember too, that the Alta ski club had a choice as to where they could put a ski area. They chose wisely, at the TOP of LLC. Not one drainage down, where they noticed that the snow depth already diminished markedly. For the record, I am not neutral.

Powdr
post #37 of 49
Personally, I love people who don't like all the "work" at Alta. Ski at Snowbird - the less, the merrier!
post #38 of 49
LCC wins this round!!!!

26 inches at alta 22 inches at snowbird.
post #39 of 49
ahh - more on the way tonight too. Hard to go wrong this week ....
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post
this is a soulful book about the good ole days at Alta and the origon of Deep powder skiing, *now long gone*.
Wrong again SBD...if any mountain stays true to its roots, it's Alta...just more gapers these days...ya know?
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by sjcoll View Post
Wrong again SBD...if any mountain stays true to its roots, it's Alta...just more gapers these days...ya know?

Yeah -especially today!: <- little gaper guy


ps- if anyone's interested, I've got a copy of "Deep Powder Snow" that I'm willing to part with for a mere $65! Shipped!!
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
LCC wins this round!!!!

26 inches at alta 22 inches at snowbird.

What a dumping!

I was looking a skiutah's site at the snow report. Some interesting observations.

Alta and Snowbird both measure their snow 2/3's the way up the mountain.

Brighton measures theirs at 8735' (20 below base)- I assume at Milly.

PC and the canyons at summit.

So, Alta and Snowbird of course got more snow, but why is Brighton, just over the canyon, measuring their's in the parking lot. No wonder they only got 8 in.
post #43 of 49
actualy from my own reports brighton's coverage is the best in the state.

Wasatchskier when you headin to LLCC this year?
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
actualy from my own reports brighton's coverage is the best in the state.

Wasatchskier when you headin to LLCC this year?
leaving in 12 days.

Mar. 10-17

can't wait, hoping for some huge dumps I have gotten the past few years
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by wasatchskier View Post
can't wait, hoping for some huge dumps I have gotten the past few years
Try the chilli fries at Alta's Watson's Shelter. That should do it! It's an insane amount of food.

Wait, were you talking about snow?

post #46 of 49
any predictions for what the snow will be like April 1-7?
post #47 of 49
It'll suck then.
post #48 of 49
fishEH.....

No end in sight. Should be great!!
post #49 of 49
well hopefully there is some snow left for Utah, in the storms that are pounding the Sierria's . 6 feet and counting, storm #3 dropping in tonight
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