Author Archives: Dazed and Confused

Day 4 Tue Jan 28. Powder Mountain 3500m vertical (8800 total)

Return to paradise. hadn’t got as much snow as Alta but still a nice bit of fresh had me trying to get to the early bus at Ogden but I got my timing calculations a bit wrong and managed to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 USA Skiing | Leave a comment

Day 3 Mon Jan 27. Alta 2300m vertical (5300 total)

And the dirty ridge delivers!  Alta reporting 10 inches overnight and still snowing, interlodge in effect and road closed  till 8am.  A little wet snow on the car as we had a ‘wintry mix’ down here during the night.  Met … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 USA Skiing | Leave a comment

Day 2 Sun Jan 26. Park City 3000m vertical

Should have known that I wasn’t going to have my traditional first night ‘sleep of the dead’ when I was still awake at 11 and really didn’t feel all that flash when I arose, so figured best cure was to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 USA Skiing | Leave a comment

Day 27 Sun Feb 17. SLC – LAX – MEL

So I’m about 3 hours into the flight and trying to hold off on sleeping a little while in the hope I might get more than an hour or two for once. A nice relaxed pace pack up this morning … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | Leave a comment

Day 26 Sat Feb 16. Grand Junction – Salt Lake

About an inch of snow outside the motel this morning, but for the first time in about 2 months I took zero notice of snow reports, forecasts, weather reports or any such.  A nice relaxed start with a drive across … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | Leave a comment

Day 25 Fri Feb 15. Glenwood Springs – Snowmass – Grand Junction 4700m vertical (71550 total)

And for a second day we got skunked – this time the best part of the storm hit the southern CO mountains (yesterday was the northern ones).  Just 10 cm at Snowmass and even less at Vail, so decided to … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | Leave a comment

Day 24 Thur Feb 14. Vail 4400m vertical (66850 total)

The Atmospheric river that’s been forecast for days managed to only deliver a glancing blow on stage 1 – had vague plans for Snowmass but Vail picked up a bit more so it was back up Glenwood Canyon.  For some … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | Leave a comment

Day 23 Wed Feb 13. Vail 4700m vertical (62450 total)

Had hoped to finally take a look at Breckenridge today.  It’s a long drive from here and it involves driving over Vail Pass – one of my least favourite drives.  Weather due in late today but there’s already a wind … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | Leave a comment

Day 22 Tue Feb 12. Green River – Snowmass – Glenwood Springs CO. 3000m vertical (57750 total)

If it’s Tuesday, this must be Colorado. Gassed up and on the road with just the faintest hint of light in the sky. I know there’s a couple of people who won’t believe this (or understand it) but there’s nothing … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | 1 Comment

Day 21 Mon Feb 11. Murray – Alta – Green River UT 2850m vertical (54750 total)

So it eventually stopped snowing last night.  Had a lousy nights sleep and although up early just couldn’t get properly fired up and half way through packing the car realised I wasn’t going to make the bus we’d agreed on … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 USA / Canada | Leave a comment