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Happy 75th Birthday Alta

Dave said it best in “Alta Magic“… “the characters of Alta keep me coming back as much as the snow.” Check out this great video edit of birthday wishes for Alta’s 75th. Nice work Casey Thorpe.

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Alta 75th Anniversary Ale

This season officially marks 75 years of skiing at Alta! Of course before the ski area opened there were a select few “ultra humans” accessing Alta’s terrain via Park City & Big Cottonwood Canyon…including Alf Engen (Alan Engen interview by Johnny B), who was hired by the Forest Service in 1935 to determine the [...]

Alta in April

As the Powder House Ski @Facebook person would say.. “If you’re not here for Alta in April, well, you’re blowing it. Check out the full event line up!” (for example) Click the image below. Nice work on that Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau…tons of info on this page:

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Generation Alta

Here is a good one from Salomon Freeski TV. It’s about five minutes long, featuring some LCC local shredders who have been Alta pass holders since they were very small children. Fluid, natural, powder skiing…worth a watch.

Garage Skis

I keep saying that one of these years I am going to come out of ski bum retirement, and get back to more LCC powder. Keep in mind 8″ of low density snow at Alta after a dry spell is “dust on crust”. I am talking about plentiful deep or storm ride days……..

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November Cold Smoke

Let me give you an idea of what we’ve been up to in Little Cottonwood since the last post. BIG GRIN This is Johnny B on The Daily POW…and you can tell just how cold it was that day by the silence, and the cold smoke.

Alta Opening Day 2010

Met up with Jesse and Johnny for skiing and lunch on opening day. The skiing was surprisingly good, although it was difficult to get to the good skiing. Just had to turn yourself into a bag of feathers in a few places on the high T is all. Although the light wasn’t good, here are [...]

Viral Alta Rope Tow Wedgie

I have been watching this short YouTube clip go viral around the web over the past four days. It’s an episode that played out on the Alta transfer tow.

When I first saw it less than a week ago, there were 80 views. And as I type this post it’s closing in on 100,000 views, [...]

Go Fasssstttttt!

That’s what Ellie kept yelling at the top of her lungs on her first day skiing from the chair lift, last Tues February, 16th 2010. She rode up Sunnyside lift at Alta three times. She was between my legs for each run, and the last one we went top to bottom without stopping. On the [...]

Natural Avalanche in Cardiac Bowl

How about a gasp for the current Little Cottonwood Canyon snowpak? The first photo below is courtesy of Robert Athey. Here is his a caption from the photo, which was circulating on Facebook.

“Natural avalanche in Cardiac Bowl -Fracture wraps into Little Superior Buttress.”

Photo by Robert Athey

From the same cycle, check this next [...]