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post #421 of 446
I just got in from Powder Mountain. It was snowing hard from about 1PM on. The wind was blowing even harder. Nice wind buff and fresh lines were had all day. At least two feet deep in areas off Paradise.

I don't know if I will beat the road closure or not. I'm pretty beat right now. So, if I do make it up the canyon before closure, what happens during interlodge? Hang out inside Goldminers Daughter? Sleep in the car? I guess I can buy a ticket at Canyon Sports tonight but that may be risky if the road stays closed???

If I and others do not make it before the planned 8:45 time is there another meet-up time at GMD that morning or is there still going to be a meet-up at Alfs at 1:30?
post #422 of 446
Definatly make the early run if you can. I have to put kids in school so I'll be lucky to make the 8:45. That's if I can even make it over there- snows stopped for now, so that looks good, but they say it's supposed to come on big before light. We'll see. The lift doesn't start till 9;15 so I figure some people will be milling around in line. Alf's at 1:30 as fall back sounds good . Hey MTT! glad you made it!
post #423 of 446
There's a few of us staying at the Laquinta here in Midvale that are not going to try and beat the closure.

We'll check things out in the AM and if the 8:30 road opening doesn't look promising we're going to double up Solitude tomorrow and Sat.

If we end up at Solitude tomorrow, we'll be at the Moonbeam base around 8:45. Most staying here are only here for the 4 days and don't want to lose a 1/2 day or more on the road closure.
post #424 of 446
BCC road may close as well
post #425 of 446
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
There's a few of us staying at the Laquinta here in Midvale that are not going to try and beat the closure.

We'll check things out in the AM and if the 8:30 road opening doesn't look promising we're going to double up Solitude tomorrow and Sat.

If we end up at Solitude tomorrow, we'll be at the Moonbeam base around 8:45. Most staying here are only here for the 4 days and don't want to lose a 1/2 day or more on the road closure.
your best bet to beat the road closure is the 5:12 bus from the 7200 trax station, or to get on the road at 5:00 am. it's a crap shoot sometimes. but if you get up there before the road closes, and they lift interlodge before 9:00, you've got the place to yourself for an hour or two. bcc road closes as often as lcc, yesterday bcc was closed longer. there really isn't much else to do in midvale in the morning anyway.
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post #426 of 446
The Park City resorts will absolutely rock today, but they're pretty good at opening the Cottonwood canyons, that's plan A. Alta's 5;30 canyon report sounded pretty positive with opening 8:30-9 a.m.
post #427 of 446
A group of 6 staying at La Quinta are heading to Alta.
post #428 of 446
We're going to try the road and if it doesn't open by 9:15 we'll go to Solitude.
post #429 of 446
So much for seeing you there at 8 a.m. If the LCC is open on time, I'll just be arriving late. If not anf BCC is open, will go to Solitude. If both closed . . . ?????
post #430 of 446
Heading out of the La Quinta now to get in line up the LCC. See you at Alta!!!
post #431 of 446
have fun guys- I'm bailing. Take copious pics. The storms intensifying and I can't be 40 miles away from the kids on the wrong side of the mountains. We got at least a foot in PC last night., judging by my driveway. The PCMR website is wrong. If the canyons stay closed, 80 is open, but dicey. Be safe!
post #432 of 446
Please pm me so we can swap cellular phone numbers.
post #433 of 446
Does anyone know the meet up location and time for Sunday at Snowbird?
post #434 of 446
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
my plan and everyone in my house is going to beat the road closure.

IF you beat the alta road closure, and the road slides the skiing will be the best day of your life.

Its only 5:00 AM you can sleep when you get there wake up to ride the opening. Seriousally beat the road closure, it will be the best day of your life if you do.

If you have questions give me a call

four-one-two three-three-four nine-one-two-one

Josh hope to see you at alta.
Still got that Pennsylvania area code huh? :
post #435 of 446
Made it to Alta at 9:00AM and it was OFF THE HOOK:

Ton of Bears there and thigh to waist deep all over the place.

I'll post pics in a trip report or add to one if someone starts one before me.
post #436 of 446
I should be getting to SLC area tomorrow (Saturday) late afternoon/early evening, does anybody want to meet up for dinner and/or drinks? How about sharing a ride to the Bird on Sunday?? Are there any plans for watching the 2nd half of the super bowl??
post #437 of 446
I'm glad to hear the gathering is getting hit by the pow pow fairy. May there be more to come.

As for me, I made good use of my Spatulas today.
post #438 of 446
Treebarker and I made it to Alta at 1 PM. Flight delays got me in Salt Lake 3 AM the night before so had to sleep or die. Finally met up with comprex, Batgirl, oboe and JohnL at the end of the day.

Next day I lost vouchers for Treebarker's daughter so had to search then finally had to call to have replacements faxed to motel.... arrived Solitude at 11 AM but met with comprex around 3 and skied a few runs. Finally met a larger group at the end of the day, nice to put faces with some of the regulars.

Tomorrow LCC road maybe closed due to heavy snow again (poor us) so meeting up and actually skiing with the Bears is in doubt again. Oh well, I'll keep on skiing regardless Conditions have been excellent, even managed to find a few untracked lines despite late arrival. Hope to see yunz there 'n'at.
post #439 of 446
All I'm gonna say is that Bushwacker's handle proved to be strangely prophetic today...
post #440 of 446
I caught up with some skiers I have made turns with the past couple years, I met some new skiers today.

Mellow Bluebird nice.

I enjoyed myself today. Thank you everyone.

That XYZ guy can SKI
post #441 of 446
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
All I'm gonna say is that Bushwacker's handle proved to be strangely prophetic today...
What's the new name of that place? Adventure Trees or Impenetrable Forest?

So I'm up in the middle of the night listening to the sweet sounds of Garrett and Dookey sawing logs. What a chorus.

My domestic duty of the evening was to scrub the bathroom at the 20-somethings ski bum crash pad ::: After that challenge, the mountains seem tame in comparison.
post #442 of 446
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Originally Posted by bklyn View Post

So I'm up in the middle of the night listening to the sweet sounds of Garrett and Dookey sawing logs. What a chorus.

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I'd suggest stopping at Walgreens and getting a pair of those spomge rubber earplugs. They will drown out almost anything.
post #443 of 446
We need so help.

My host (Penny) has lost her cellular phone. The last time she recalls using it was near entrance E at La Quinta in Midvale while retrieving me from Comprex and Bat Girl. Possibly, Comprex or Bat Girl may have it in their room or may be able to see it outside entrance E.

Penny also joined us at Solitude the next day, and there is chance it may be in or near the Moonbeam Center or that parking lot (heaven help us if it's in the parking lot).

Please PM me with any information that can help locate that phone. Mine is still operable and is right here with me. If you have my cellular number, please call with any information.

Thanx!
post #444 of 446
Oboe, I just walked around the LQ and did not see it. There is still a bit of unmelted snow on the ground, so it's posssible that it may turn up when it melts. I would call the number if you haven't already in case somone found it and does not know what to do. You may also want to cancel coverage as my wife lost her phone and somebody downloaded hundreds of $ of music. We didn't have to pay because we reported it as soon as we discovered it missing. Good luck.
post #445 of 446
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My domestic duty of the evening was to scrub the bathroom at the 20-somethings ski bum crash pad ::: After that challenge, the mountains seem tame in comparison.
Having seen that "facility", you are indeed a goddess.
post #446 of 446
My legs hurt.
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