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Who feels a case of "Atla Flu" comeing this Wednesday?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
People please be on the alert for the ever so deadly "Alta Flu". Alta Flu,sometimes known as Powder Fever is about to hit Utah in full force. This Flu is due to strike Utah on The 20th of Nov. Empolyers need to be warned that many of your employes will be out sick this comeing Wendesday. There is no known cure. However to relieve the symptoms requires a day of skiing. This bug can strike again at any time between now and late April. If you see a coworker, friend or lovedone with glazed eyes stairing at the Mountains, babbling about about the merits of goretex,binding, wax, edges and sidecuts, rush that poor soul to the nearest skilift before it's to late.
By the way who's headed up to Alta on The 20Th?
post #2 of 17
cough, cough...
post #3 of 17
Strange you should mention that, I'm not feeling too well either. I'm worried that I'll come down with a dose of the runs.
Could Dr. Alta recommend any powder I should take?

S
post #4 of 17
No need for the flu - I scheduled this day off as soon as they announced opening day [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #5 of 17
The good news is, Alta opens in two days.

The bad news is, Alta needs more snow. A friend of mine works on the snowmaking crew up at Alta, honestly the best job I have ever heard of at a resort. Alright, its kind of like Jumbo Shrimp, but they blow snow around the lifts so tourists don't complain about ruining their skis on rocks. Locals just accept it as part of skiing Little Cottonwood. Anyway, over a few beers the other night we got to talking about snowpack. Seems that the groomed runs are in great shape and will be great for the opener. However, the off trail stuff needs more snow, about 3-5 feet in his opinion. Bummer, as there is really no major storm in the forcast for a week or so. With this said, Utah does have a lot of snow to date, but the LCC needs a lot to cover up the rocks.

I still may not feel very good come Wed.
post #6 of 17
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Originally posted by AltaSkier:
...With this said, Utah does have a lot of snow to date, but the LCC needs a lot to cover up the rocks.

I still may not feel very good come Wed.
sure does...I was there with a 75" base and there still were a lot of rocks.

I hope they have a great december so that there is a good base for january.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yeah ya got to watch for those pesky rocks. I'm going to try and make it over to Alta for the opening. A friend has been hiking to the top of The Canyons and reports 2 to 3 foot of snow up top. But it gets rather thin at about 7200 foot. Park city is open with One lift and One run. I think it's time for a little snow dance.
Fox Dr Alta says mix 7% moister to 93% air mix well at 12 degeees or lower temp sprinkel over mountain untill you reach a depth of 3 foot or more. Be warned it is not possibel to over dose on this cure take as much as you want when you want.
post #8 of 17
Utah49:

You mention PC only has one lift and one run. I assume that's Payday? Does that Payday lift still have a midway unloading station, or is all of Payday run open (to the top)?

They aren't charging full lift ticket prices, are they?

Do you know if they are planning to open anything additional by this weekend? I really want to come up and see part of the Men's Slalom World Cup race on Sunday, but I also want to do some skiing this weekend. I'm thinking of skiing PC in the morning and then watching the second slalom run in the afternoon. If all of Payday is open, I'm sure I could have fun there for a morning.

Bob
post #9 of 17
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Originally posted by Bob.Peters:
Does that Payday lift still have a midway unloading station, or is all of Payday run open (to the top)?

They aren't charging full lift ticket prices, are they?
Bob,

I was in PC Sunday to pickup my DV coupons. Payday was open from the top of the lift, but everything else, other then the race area, looked preety bleak. They were charging $37!
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by UtahJim:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Bob.Peters:
Does that Payday lift still have a midway unloading station, or is all of Payday run open (to the top)?

They aren't charging full lift ticket prices, are they?
Bob,

I was in PC Sunday to pickup my DV coupons. Payday was open from the top of the lift, but everything else, other then the race area, looked preety bleak. They were charging $37!
</font>[/quote]$37 for Payday. Seems a bit pricey, no?

Bob
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yikes $37 to do round robins on Payday! well I have my season pass so as they say my first day of skiing cost me $700.00 The rest are free. Might be a better bet to watch the racing in the Am then hike up Guardsmen pass and ski Deer Valley. or just drive back to Alta.
post #12 of 17
I actually told my boss & my assitant to plan on me not being in on Wednesday, but now I am not gonna waste a sick day to wait in line to bomb groomers & watch patrol scurry around tobogganing down idiots who could not control their enthusiasm.

I'll save my powderflu days for when it counts. Thats why we live here, right?!?

Hope y'all have fun & pray4snow!
post #13 of 17
& I mean it!



[ November 18, 2002, 05:42 PM: Message edited by: matt_davis ]
post #14 of 17
Yes, I too am sensing this particular flu. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I will survive the 25 days I have left. I think the fever might melt my brain. Luckily, I will not have to worry about playing hooky when my home slopes open. It'll be christmas break!
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Bob.Peters:
$37 for Payday. Seems a bit pricey, no?
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Super pricey and I hate to bring this up, but you are talking about the home of the $99 student pass - I went up Sunday for a few quickies (on the work pass) and I'd swear it was 75% kids... I'm already feeling completely satisified that I went DV for my season pass this season
First time in the 10+ years I've lived here that I haven't had my own season pass to PCMR!
post #16 of 17
Utah 49,

I have to disagree somewhat with your math. You are correct that the first day does cost $700.00, provided that is the only day that you ski.

However, day two costs you $350.00 and the new adjusted price for your first day of skiing is also $350.00.

Upon taking your firwsst lift up on day ten, all the previous 9 days of skiing have cost you $70.00 on an adjusted basis.

Someone was complaining about a $37.00 lift ticket to ski one chair on opening day. At day 20, it will only cost you $20.00 to ski that day, and of course days 1-19 also only cost you $20.00.

I know it sounds strange, but beleive or not, when they make a million dollar change to an automobile, that is how they account for the cost.

They do that to measure the impact of the improvement over the anticipated production run where that improvement would be applcable.
post #17 of 17
I did pay day laps today and it's starting to get a little thin up top. Hopefully they will blow some more snow up there. I know they've been blowing snow other places on the mountain so hopefully they will be opening more up this coming weekend for the america's opening.
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