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Crush
February 27, 2007
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,026 posts
well, things have finally turned here ... storm systems are chugging through. good news if you are thinking of coming out ...

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS EXPECTED BY LATE
THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS WITH ACCUMULATION OF 5
TO 10 INCHES FOR THE WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS.
KevR
February 27, 2007
Member since 01/27/2004 🔗
786 posts
Sshhh, don't tell everyone! Geeze!
Roger Z
February 27, 2007
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
2,181 posts
And to think people going out now get fresh powder AND no Sundance Film Attenders... lucky bastards...
MadMonk
February 27, 2007
Member since 12/27/2004 🔗
235 posts
Next week, I'll be there.
crunchy
February 27, 2007
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
man they are gettin the goods lately.

heres some sick powder pics from alta on monday:

utah powder madness
KevR
February 27, 2007
Member since 01/27/2004 🔗
786 posts
swweeeetneesss!!!
jimmy
February 28, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
ack ack gag me, i can't breathe lookin at those pics nice find captain crunchy. So if UTAH is open for business, i'll be away on ~business~ next week .
JohnL
March 2, 2007
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
Quote:

well, things have finally turned here ... storm systems are chugging through. good news if you are thinking of coming out ...

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS EXPECTED BY LATE
THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS WITH ACCUMULATION OF 5
TO 10 INCHES FOR THE WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS.




Actually, that storm fizzled compared to the storms of the previous weekend which over-delivered. Crush, did you make it out on Monday, 2/26? When the Canyons finally got their avi-control act together, it was a pow feeding frenzy on Peak 5 and 9990.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 2, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,107 posts
This is copied from the Alta Power Alert email notification I just received.
THIS IS A FIZZLE??!!!
"In the past 24 hours, Alta Ski Area has received: 15" of new snow.
The settled mid-mountain base is currently: 117"
So far this season we've received 311" of snow
The extended weather forecast is: Winter storm warning in effect until 4:00 pm today. An additional 5-9" of snow is forecasted. Temperatures are expected to be in the 4-14 degrees range with moderate WNW winds. It's going to be a powder day at Alta. Temporary road closure this morning for avalanche control work. Estimated opening is 8:00 am."
Wahoo!!! Jimmy...ENJOY!
The Colonel
JohnL
March 2, 2007
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
Quote:

THIS IS A FIZZLE??!!!




Yep. The storm that that Crush posted the alert for added only 7 inches of new snow at Alta. Earlier in the week they were forecasting that storm to dump 2+++ feet of snow; it was supposed to be the granddaddy storm of an excellent week. I extended my stay (at significant air fare rebooking cost - doubled my total air fare) to catch the effects of that storm. Fortunately, two earlier storms (Friday, Sunday) dumped much more snow than expected, and every day I was out there saw at least some snow. It's all relative, but the conditions on Wednesday and Thursday were poor compared to earlier in the week. (The later snow was almost Sierra cement-like in it's moisture content and there was some significant wind-loading of the snow which further degraded the skiing.)

Earlier in the week was epic.
fishnski
March 2, 2007
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Hey, You put your money where your heart is..more power to ya! What storm was it that produced those Kick "rearend" pics that Crunchy posted?
SpringsRegular
March 5, 2007
Member since 10/14/2004 🔗
153 posts
I just spent the last week in Utah.

Wednesday at Snowbird, 10 - 15 inches of new fluff.

Thursday at Deer Valley, all day in the Daley Chutes, fluff all day long.

Friday at Powder Mountain - 70 inches of snow in four days, 600 people or so on the hill equals freshies all day long. Waist to chest deep over the head blower. Powder country and Paradise were going off all day. Skiing with some locals who said it was the best day of lift served skiing in 2 years.
comprex
March 5, 2007
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
SpringsRegular, were you wearing a 7S coat on Weds at the Bird? I might have talked to you then. What a week!
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