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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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Safely Ski from A to Z -Childrens Book

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 […]

Vapor Light Winter Style

There are some memorable summer sunsets tucked away in my head. I have surely been touched the same way in winter months, but since I moved to Utah in ’98 the June/July sunsets stand out to me. If you’re a fan of day turning to night, then you have it made here.

On Friday, […]

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.

Jamie Pierre

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 […]

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.

Thanksgiving Storm

It’s been blustery Graupel all day long at our place on the Wasatch Back. Alta is probably already in the thick of it, and this one is going for at least another two or three days. Check out the screen grab of the map below from November 20th

Anyone remember Thanksgiving 2001 in Alta?

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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 […]