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Weekly Snowbird video... Jan 15, 2010

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No new snow, so here's a couple of me skiing groomed cruising runs on the mineral basin side of the mountain with my buddies....
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 Saw your other video discussing your new skis, that looked like some rather steep terrain at Snowbird. Superb filming there. Question for you, since you live in the area, why Snowbird most or all the time and not Alta or is this just that these past weeks you decided to go to Snowbird.
Thanks
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I'm enjoying your films.  Keep 'em coming.
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Question for you, since you live in the area, why Snowbird most or all the time and not Alta or is this just that these past weeks you decided to go to Snowbird.
Thanks

For how much I ski, I *HAVE* to buy a pass.  I think Snowbird's season pass is a better value than Alta's.  First, because Alta closes in early/mid April and Snowbird is open as long as possible, ie sometimes July.  There is a lot of good skiing after mid April that I'd hate to miss.  Second, even though I ski, I think it's silly for Alta to deny snowboarders.  I have friends that snowboard, so Alta is out if I'm going to ski with them.  Third, I LOVE SNOWBIRD, Alta not a much.  Don't get me wrong, Alta is good, but I find Snowbird better.  With my Snowbird pass I can ski Alta for something like $23, but I just never end up finding the need to spend extra money to ski Alta when I love where I ski.  
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Love your videos, keep em coming. My wife and I will be skiing Snowbird April 17th-24th. It'll be our first time in Utah so it's really fun getting first hand views of the mountain. Can't wait!!
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Great video, what is your camera setup?
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Great video, what is your camera setup?

VHoldHD ( 7250P ) mounted to my goggles.
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Thanks for the observation UtahPP. For a beginner like me, Alta was hard enough and I have'nt yet ventured to the serious runs there and of course those "traverses" Alta is famous for. Loved the place. One of these days after I improve - will hit Snowbird, that groomer you were on, looked fantastic but i know only too well, on camera, things look a lot easier than they are when one is on the slope.
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Thanks for the observation UtahPP. For a beginner like me, Alta was hard enough and I have'nt yet ventured to the serious runs there and of course those "traverses" Alta is famous for. Loved the place. One of these days after I improve - will hit Snowbird, that groomer you were on, looked fantastic but i know only too well, on camera, things look a lot easier than they are when one is on the slope.

Those groomer runs are on the baldy express lift, which has to be overall the easiest lift to ski at snowbird, its very beginner friendly over there ( and if you know where to go you can find untracked powder sometimes several days after a storm. )
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Love your videos, keep em coming. My wife and I will be skiing Snowbird April 17th-24th. It'll be our first time in Utah so it's really fun getting first hand views of the mountain. Can't wait!!
 

Thats a little late in the season, isn't it?
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Thats a little late in the season, isn't it?
Well, yes it is. My wife is a teacher so we don't have flexibility as to when we can take our vacations. It's all dictated by when her school district schedules her April break. I did a lot of research and Snowbird is one of the few accessible resorts that stays open that late. (By accessible, I mean easily reached from a major airport in < 1 hr) In fact, they stay open well through May in most years. Also, from what I've read it's not unusual for that region to get big storms through April, so we stand a reasonable chance of getting fair conditions. It's all a crapshoot for sure, but I'll take all the turns I can get, no matter what time of year.
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Thats a little late in the season, isn't it?

No, there is lots of good skiing in April up at Snowbird, LOTS of good skiing.  What's cool about April is that there can be really good powder days and then a couple days later it can be bright/sunny and 60F up on the mountain.  I LOVE days like that.  I've skied deep powder up at Snowbird in May, April is NOT too late, IMHO.
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Thanks for the observation UtahPP. For a beginner like me, Alta was hard enough and I have'nt yet ventured to the serious runs there and of course those "traverses" Alta is famous for. Loved the place. One of these days after I improve - will hit Snowbird, that groomer you were on, looked fantastic but i know only too well, on camera, things look a lot easier than they are when one is on the slope.




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Thats a little late in the season, isn't it?


not at all at snowbird the condition that time of year can be better than a east coast resort ever sees in a year.

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No, there is lots of good skiing in April up at Snowbird, LOTS of good skiing.  What's cool about April is that there can be really good powder days and then a couple days later it can be bright/sunny and 60F up on the mountain.  I LOVE days like that.  I've skied deep powder up at Snowbird in May, April is NOT too late, IMHO.
 

I have skied 3 feet of snow in June. Let the nay says ask question and have doubt. snowbird is the best lift served steep powder skiing every year on the continent.
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I have skied 3 feet of snow in June. Let the nay says ask question and have doubt. snowbird is the best lift served steep powder skiing every year on the continent.
 

I've skied 6 inches in Val D'Isere in mid April. And I thought that was pretty late!
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 cool vids
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