4 Feet of snow and a closed access road. Is it just me or is that skiing nirvana?
Actually it's too much snow. The people in the Town of Alta have been under Interlodge restrictions since earlier in the week. Meaning no one was allowed to go outside for ANY REASON due to severe avalanche danger. Was only lifted for foot traffic only around 11am MT this morning. Still no cars allowed on the road. There are locals who just want to go home. There are multiple slides on the canyon road. Check out the related Twitter accounts for pictures of what UtahDOT is dealing with.
Here's a look at why the new snow is so dangerous and will be for weeks to come. Video was made before the latest few feet came down.
I got up to Snowbird today from about 2-430PM. My first lift served skiing of the season! It was good. I heard the place was mobbed in the morning. Somebody told me they started up the access road at 7 am and didn't start skiing until 11am. but not bad by the time we got there.
This is my son.
About a 5-10 min wait for little cloud lift at 315pm.
The willibere double stays open until 430 pm so I made a few late laps there until closing.
It felt good to do some downhill skiing! Hopefully a lot more in the upcoming weeks.
A few more shots from Snowbird, UT over this weekend, good snow & weather, and manageable crowds:
1. view of base area
2. view of tram and peruvian gulch
3. dropping into lower cirque
4. gad 2 lift line
5. view of Timp from Mineral Basin
6. view of peruvian gulch from below the summit
Today was a pretty special day at Snowbird, it snowed more than a foot yesterday and Vince and I got into terrain that had not been opened to the public in a couple weeks, so it skied much deeper than that. This is around Tiger Tail and Thunder Bowl towards the lookers right on the frontside of the mtn.
It went from powder skiing to spring skiing in a few days out here:
I'm getting into this geezer ski bum thing, 7Mar2021.
These are some splitboarders at the summit of Snowbird, UT that my son took a three day avalanche safety (AIARE 2) class with over this weekend.