My Greatest Ski Day ever
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Denis - DCSki Supporter 
March 24, 2009
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,342 posts
That's what I would call today at Alta. I'm drunk on powder. Another 5" fell yesterday and last night bringing the storm total to 26". It also dried out last night and was lighter and faster. The windward sides were blown off to the old icy crust considerably more than yesterday while the sheltered sides were deep and perfect. I did abandon the great stuff briefly to check out the Collins side and do some big in-your-face skiing there. It certainly wasn't bad but it was almost all tracked up by 11. I returned to the stashes I've found and had untracked bottomless powder for the rest of the day. A half dozen locals were also there, most of my vintage. Perhaps youth and testosterone do not confer the best judgement. There was plenty for all to get fresh lines on every run and there will be plenty left tomorrow. I skipped lunch and skied through and actually felt better than when I stop for lunch; must have skied 20 runs. Never leave good snow to look for lunch. smile It snowed lightly to moderately all day. It appears that a piece of the storm broke loose and got trapped in Little Cottonwood Canyon and now the 4000 ft. elevation gain over 10 miles or so is squeezing all the moisture out of it. This is a well known effect in LCC. The next big storm starts tomorrow. However on Thurs AM I start driving across Nevada enroute to see and ski with a good friend at Mammoth. That is, if I don't get Interlodged (outdoor travel prohibited until the avalanche danger subsides) and stuck in LCC. I'll be returning to Alta briefly after Mammoth before driving home.
March 24, 2009
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Awesome, glad to hear about days like these! Mark it on your calendars, 3/24/09.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter 
March 24, 2009
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,110 posts
The magic of Alta!!!
We are all jealous here at DCSki!
Believe it or not, the snow at Timberline over the past Snowy Luau weekend was awesome...real hero corn snow!
The Colonel smile
March 25, 2009
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Denis will probably get a couple repeat greatest days ever -- another 20-30" dump is in progress today into tomorrow. Should be 15:1 snow:water ratios or better.
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