I was in Park City last week which explains the snow drought.
Now that I'm gone, it's snowing again. Sigh... sometimes I think "the only way to get rid of this problem is move to the mountains" then I realize that that would just result in devestating droughts for the entire intermountain west. Or so it seems.
Anyway, the snow was good, and to be honest it's really tough to complain about 30-35 degree weather and deep blue skies. It was interesting to feel the snow firming up as the week went on. Even Jupiter Peak got firmer, where the temps were not above freezing while we were out there. The snow in the woods was still soft, but you had to avoid avy shots to get to the loose powder, which required some side-stepping.
This trip I decided to spend the whole time at PC to get to know the mountain, and I swear even after four straight days there I've skied less than half the mountain. But the next time to Utah, I think I'll need to do a long weekend and hit Snowbird and Alta. I'm tired of hearing everyone brag about those places and having no idea what they're like.
Also- I skied O-zone. Isn't that supposed to be a 50 degree pitch? I skied the chute right beside it just in case... Crush, Jimmy, anyone who's been to Jupiter Peak... is that as steep as it gets? The OMG factor was missing, though the chute was slick and likely a "no fall" zone when I went down it. Tell me it's steeper at Alta and Snowbird than that!