February 20, 2017

The Cottonwood Magic Continues!!!

Andrea on a blank canvas in Days Fork - February 20th

Six days without snow and there wasn't much in the forecast for the holiday weekend. We considered heading north to Jackson Hole or south to Moab, but decided to just stick around and see what happened. We even slept in on Saturday and didn't hit the skintrack until 11am. But once again we got a full dose of Cottonwood Magic and three straight days of deep powder skiing. 

The resorts reported 18-22", but I would bet that some spots in Days Fork got more than that. 

Weekend in review...

Saturday February 18

Sleeper Pow Day! Late/casual start from Grizzly Gulch. Skied two laps off the east side of Twin Lakes Pass and the conditions were much better than expected. It seemed like the wind was blowing a lot of snow into that area. Andrea loves Stupid Chute and when we noticed it hadn't been skied yet, that was our next stop. We booted a trench up the side of it, then skied it twice and Tuna Chute once before heading back out via TWP and Patsy trees. Great day and it was storming hard so we knew Sunday was going to be even better...

Sunday February 19

Days Fork delivers again. We started from Alta - the climb up Flagstaff in the wind was somewhat brutal (the first 6 hours of the day were somewhat brutal). But when you ski in a storm, you get the pure blower powder! After dropping into Upper Days we lapped Main Days the rest of the day. Great snow, although sensitive (set off a lot of soft slabs - nothing that could bury you but enough to knock you off your feet... fortunately it was easy to predict what was going to slide: anything steep)...

Monday February 20

Back to Days Fork (Days Draw) starting from BCC this time to avoid the windy LCC/BCC ridgeline. Great snow once again on the NE aspects. And with more calm weather, the uphill was just as enjoyable...

Unsettled and colder weather in the forecast!!! :-)

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