May 13, 2018

Alta Postseason

Alta closed last Sunday so we did a few postseason tours there as usual this week. A late week storm brought some new snow and it ended up being a pretty darn good weekend of skiing!

Wednesday May 9

Up to Alta after work for a couple laps in shorts. Skied the moguls down High Rustler at 8pm which was fun.

Saturday May 12

We got about 4-5" of very dense snow, but hey - that's much better than the furnace just turning on and melting everything. Above the Collins angle station the skiing was smooth and fun.

Fairly foggy at times...

Better turns than expected...

Sunday May 13

Colder overnight and a couple more inches of drier snow, coupled with sunny skies, made us very happy this morning. We skied some of the Baldy Chutes (Main and Little) in really good conditions and did a couple more laps from the Wildcat and Collins lift.

After skiing Main Chute and starting our skin back up, we saw a skier trigger a good sized avalanche off the Baldy shoulder which ran about 1000 feet and over the lower cliffs. Luckily he/she was able to get out of it above the cliff band. 

We finished off the day by heading a mile down the road and skied some afternoon slush groomers at Snowbird for the last couple hours of their closing day. Squeezing whatever we can out of the mountain collective passes.

The skiing in Little Chute was the best of the day...

Pipeline looking good. Hopefully the runnel holds off from forming until after next weekend!

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