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post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
 Our trip started out with an early flight and some amazing snow which we took full advantage of at Brighton.
Forgot the camera but took this one shot of a tree entrance 
I thought the snow was going to be boot top high but was more like thigh high, 

 Well.......as luck would have it, there was no one with a camera to take pics of me in my "Woeful Whiner Cranky Pants", but I got a few(very few) shots of da' boyz ........
Doug and John,
John decided to take a little rest while waiting for the rest of the gang to arrive on the next tram.


After lunch we hit the Cirque but for some reason, I was in a weird funk and couldn't get my ski legs under me.  It seemed that I had just enough juice to ski(though not eloquently) Mineral Basin after the sun did its best to make the snow manky.........still fun and totally Whooo Hooo, but a tad manky...


by 3:00 we wandered back over to the Gad 2 and played in the trees some more, which ended up being where the best snow was, because it was protected from the sun and stayed nice and fluffy. 



This was a great day of meeting new people(Dloveski) and experiencing different terrain with different snow conditions, ..........a bluebird day for sure.......
At the end of a day like this, we need to refuel so we look for a local haunt that is recommended by someone in town.......I should have taken a picture of this place......Pat's BBQ
The place is a small cement block building painted and quirky, next to a Hydraulic repair business in the industrialish part of town, with no other restaurants any where to be seen.  Not a place you'd find without someone local telling you its there.  Big picnic tables, colorful painted cement block walls and bare concrete floors, but amazing BBQ.  Its a place that any bear who visits SLC should try.
Stupid me, I didn't take a pic!

Tomorrow we ski yet again, with a little less leg strength but the same enthusiasm!
post #2 of 36
We flew back home yesterday, and I have to say it was tough to leave with such good snow and bluebird weather, but I am glad to hear your group was out enjoying it.  Thursday's powder was spectacular, and should be a good setup for the next few days at least.  Have fun!
post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 
 Deer Valley was not on my radar when I planned this trip, but there were some great opportunities to find snow in the trees.  Whoooo!
Wa-Loaf joined us, as did Ski-ra from SkiDiva(who's home mountain is Deer Valley)
A few pics to keep you interested. 
Wa-Loaf DV

John and WA-Loaf
John WA-Loaf DV


Some of my Michigan friends enjoying the groomers
Ph-Rich DV
More to come tomorrow!
post #4 of 36
"Woeful Whiner Cranky Pants?????"
post #5 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Twintip View Post

"Woeful Whiner Cranky Pants?????"

 

Tricia's just got their Grinch Name from Name Generators
It's Woefulwhiner Crankypants
post #6 of 36
TC CHECK YOUR PMs!
post #7 of 36
Thread Starter 
 One last pic from Deer Valley that Wa-Loaf took
Me, Ontario Bowl
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post #8 of 36
Thread Starter 
 Sunday was Solitude, which is where a couple of Rachels friends met up with us to show us around.  
I will admit I was mojo-less and had little left in my legs, thus quitting around 2 to save some for Snowbasin today.

But before I quit I took a couple pics(but only a couple)
We were greeted by great front side groomers to start the day and get a warm up.  Our friend Phil(Cord Wood) and Rich(Big D) were all grins when they saw this.
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But that wasn't what the rest of us were anticipating, so we followed Tracie and Alex to some incredible tree skiing.
(sorry no action shots)
The Gspot

Then our friend Doug, who was making nice turns in the trees considering that he doesn't get much tree skiing at his local hill in Michigan, and then he fell, which is when he got his first "putting your ski on in powder" lesson
Doug Soli

After this run I was toast and my legs were noodles, which is when I wimped out and sat in the lodge, but the day was not done,....
Rachel hosted our Soli Hosts to a dinner at the ski house.

What great hosts, all the way around......
Soli host dinner


All in all it was a good day and I loved the trees that the ladies guided us to.  Hope I have some ski legs left for Snowbasin today.
Edited by Trekchick - 3/2/10 at 6:44pm
post #9 of 36
Looks like fun!
post #10 of 36
Looks like good times are being had by all, but more pics dammit!
post #11 of 36
Met up with Trekchick's crew today at Snowbasin.  Beautiful sunny springlike day & even some decent snow.  Franz Klammers brother from another mother even made an appearance.

This would've been a great photo of Dave, if I could've seen what was in the screen.
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Fun times...
Thanks,
JF
post #12 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post

Looks like fun!

Hope you feel better real soon....


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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post

Met up with Trekchick's crew today at Snowbasin.  Beautiful sunny springlike day & even some decent snow.  Franz Klammers brother from another mother even made an appearance.

This would've been a great photo of Dave, if I could've seen what was in the screen.
Trekchic 008.JPG

Fun times...
Thanks,
JF

4ster, thanks tons for your sharing your mountain, not to mention your profound knowledge.  The perspective I(we) got from seeing the Olympic racecourse(s) was a real eye opener.

To be more specific, the afore mentioned Klamer brother from a different mother, is pictured here.... (Those who've met MrTC should understand)
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It was a bluebird day for sure, and 4ster did his best to show us all of the mountain that he could, and found some of the best snow that could be had, considering that there was no fresh in the past few days......
Top of Tram
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The view from the Needles Deck just  before Rachel, Dave and 4ster dropped in......
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I really wish I had legs left the past two days, but alas, I had to know when to quit.
Edited by Trekchick - 3/1/10 at 7:00pm
post #13 of 36
Hah, I parked next to Tracie and Ales in the morning.  Tracie and her husband Josh are regulars at Solisunday.  She's gonna have some explaining to do about showing strangers our stashes, ;).
post #14 of 36
Thread Starter 
You can rest assured, we'll never share the goods with strangers, heck... We're old, we probably won't ever remember how to find 'em.
post #15 of 36
 looks like a fun, varied trip to utah,

soli looks like a fun day
post #16 of 36
Thread Starter 
 Probably my personal best day on snow here in Utah was Snowbird and/or Brighton, in a large part to having great snow and fresh legs.

My absolute most favourite place was SnowBasin.  I mosdef want to hit that with fresh snow and fresh legs.
post #17 of 36
4ster, I can't thank you enough for showing us around yesterday -- it was a ton of fun.

Dave got some great pics of you. I'll let you know when they're posted somewhere where you can grab them.

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Met up with Trekchick's crew today at Snowbasin.  Beautiful sunny springlike day & even some decent snow.  Franz Klammers brother from another mother even made an appearance.
post #18 of 36
rachelv, fun skiing with you as well.  Let us know how Alta was today.
JF
post #19 of 36
SnowHot/Trekchic and Crew:

Enjoyed meeting up with you at the Bird.  Sorry about the Cirque rock trek-----and my afternoon slump.  I knew something was up, just didn't know what.  Found out when I got home with egg-sized hematoma on my right shin----my boot adjustment didn't work out as planned.  Been nursing it and readjusted the boots, but clearly new ones are in my future $$$$$$.

Nonetheless, it was great to finally meet you.  BTW: thought of you last Friday on another crazy Brighton powder day.

Glad the rest of the trip went well for you. 
post #20 of 36
Thread Starter 
Where are these pictures of which you speak 

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Originally Posted by rachelv View Post

4ster, I can't thank you enough for showing us around yesterday -- it was a ton of fun.

Dave got some great pics of you. I'll let you know when they're posted somewhere where you can grab them.
 

post #21 of 36
I'll post them tonight!

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Where are these pictures of which you speak 
 


 
post #22 of 36
It was great meeting and skiing with all of you, with a big thanks for 4ster for not only showing us around the mountain and laying down some sick turns (below), but also for a great deal on the Volkl Tigershark SL's!  Now I just have to convince my girlfriend that there is room for 5 pairs of ski's in our 1-bedroom Manhattan apartment.

Thanks also to TC for organizing a great ski trip that she allowed me to tag along on!

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post #24 of 36
Some great pics!  Some very nice skiing too.  I like the run near the end of the deck- some real steeps there, good job..
post #25 of 36
Tremendous pictures on the Flickr site. Some of those inclines looked seriously steep. I thought I recognized Ballroom at Alta in one but I could be wrong. Just curious if you could post a synopsis of sorts, like pic 1-10 is here, pic 11-20 is here...just for those who have not been to the places you folks were skiing. Great pics and stuff looked pretty difficult
post #26 of 36
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 Chotchkie, it was great having you along with the gang.  Any time you want to tag along on one of our trips, you're welcome to do so!

I'm extremely pleased that you all got some good pics, I'm ashamed to say that I failed to take my camera out as often as I should.

Rachel, I soooooo wish I'd had legs to do this with you guys.
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But, since I bailed out, you know what this means?
We have to go back there so we can do it together!!
4ster, you are a great Bear Guide!
post #27 of 36
Alright, I added titles and caption to most of the pics, and they're all tagged with the resort they were taken at.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelv/sets/72157623592791684/

Glad you liked the pics!

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Originally Posted by dustyfog View Post

Tremendous pictures on the Flickr site. Some of those inclines looked seriously steep. I thought I recognized Ballroom at Alta in one but I could be wrong. Just curious if you could post a synopsis of sorts, like pic 1-10 is here, pic 11-20 is here...just for those who have not been to the places you folks were skiing. Great pics and stuff looked pretty difficult
post #28 of 36
Thanks Rachel. does help the uninitiated appreciate the terrain and locale more, after all otherwise mountains can begin to look very simlar, so a bit of geographical guidance gives great life to the pictures, the story so to speak. really good pictures. You folks are obviously expert skiers, good perspective
post #29 of 36
Quote:
But, since I bailed out, you know what this means?
We have to go back there so we can do it together!!
4ster, you are a great Bear Guide!


TC, Look forward to your return.

Chotchkie, cool photos.  Thanks for not posting all those wedge turns.

JF
post #30 of 36
Quote:
 TC, Look forward to your return.

Chotchkie, cool photos.  Thanks for not posting all those wedge turns.

JF

What wedge turns? ;)  BTW my mailing address for that check or money order is:
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