Let’s try to reverse engineer this. The building blocks include an abundance of low-density snow, a deep snow-pack, cold temps, blue skies, and committed skiers. Oh yeah, and probably the easiest access to quality powder skiing the lower 48 has to offer.
Ask any devout powder skier in the USA to identify that place, […]
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 […]
Early this ski season I was contact by Mary Palmer who also lives here in Park City. She found this blog, noted we had two young kids, and offered to send us a copy of her children’s ski book: Safely Ski from A to Z
I have to say a big THANK YOU to […]
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.
I did not know Jamie, but I felt compelled to post about him. Our LCC paths crossed here and there but now, based on some of the things I have read over the last few days, I wish I had the opportunity to know him better.
A down to earth guy who valued […]
Teton Gravity Research premiered their new film, “One for the Road,” last Saturday in Jackson, WY. Here is the play-by-play. I went to a premier up in Jackson once before, but considering it was almost a decade ago I couldn’t tell you which of their films it was that I saw. That was a […]
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……..
Here is some cool Sage POV of a random lap at the bird early 2010…he’s following Matt C.
Last year there was an exceptional winter snowpak throughout southern Utah. They were getting pounded with storm after storm while we all drooled over their fortunes up north in the Wasatch. This is a killer piece documenting some incredibly rare, desert spine skiing in Southern Utah. Great story, great footage, great music. Nice work Provo […]
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.