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… Read More »
Last November I posted a clip of Vintage Alta Powder that Mark Johnson originally posted to YouTube and then AltaCam. Folks loved it! In fact it’s still in the top 5 Google results for the search term “Alta Powder”. Not too shabby, eh? Anyways Mark posted another great piece of vintage Utah skiing footage to… Read More »
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,… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
I’ve paid the price two times in two days on high boy. It’s been good exploring on low snowpak. That’s important at Alta. When the powder comes you can take all you want, but always be willing to pay the price when there’s none.