Category Archives: 2011 USA skiing

Day 43 Tue 8/3. Monterey – LAX – MEL – Newport

Another pre-dawn champagne on the beach – wind was now almost non-existent but had scotch mist and low cloud so once again no dramatic sunrise.  Finally away from Monterey about 10 and headed for Hwy 101 rather than the trip … Continue reading

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Day 42 Mon 7/3. Monterey. 42 km cycling.

Up before dawn for a first breakfast on the beach.  Rain had stopped but the wind was more than making up for it. Sunrise was a fizzer so back to the room to warm up and re-emerged mid morning – … Continue reading

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Day 41 Sun 6/3. San Mateo – Monterey.

Last nights steady rain had turned to drizzle.  Headed for the coast, grabbed some breakfast and coffee at Half Moon Bay and headed south.  While not as dramatic as Big Sur this section of coast nevertheless has some pretty impressive … Continue reading

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Day 40 Sat 5/3. Salt Lake – San Mateo CA.

I’ve done this trip a couple of times before, and a couple of other Amtrak overnight trips, but this time on boarding, rather than getting to meet some fellow passengers that I could do without meeting I was directed to … Continue reading

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Day 39 Fri 4/3. Midvale – Alta – California Zephyr. 3300m (90100 total)

33rd and final on snow day – and a fine way to finish.  Storm was a fizzer again and about 15cm all up for yesterday and overnight.  As usual took forever to pack and forestalling the inevitable about how to … Continue reading

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Day 38 Thur 3/3. Snowbasin 2200m (86800 total)

Strange Days Indeed Had hopes of the last 2 ski days at Alta but they got absolutely nothing last night whereas Powder Mountain was reporting 20cm fresh, so was grabbing coffee at Java Jo’s at 7.45, figuring I had time … Continue reading

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Day 37 Wed 2/3. Salt Lake

Overcast morning with increasing wind as the next storm starts to move closer.  Threw downhill gear in the car and headed for Sundance via a couple of shopping stops but never got there – getting out of the car a … Continue reading

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Day 36 Tue 1/3. Powder Mountain 3400m (84600 total)

Start of week 6 and I’m trying to eke out the last vestiges of energy in my legs.  Have had cat tickets for Powder Mountain burning a hole in my pocket since the first week of the trip and even … Continue reading

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Day 35 Mon 28/2. Alta 2100m (81200 total)

Pretty tired from the last few days on the road and figured the fresh snow has by now been well and truly trashed so in no hurry to get going.  Finally decided to do an afternoon at Alta, which gave … Continue reading

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Day 34 Sun 27/2. Pocatello – Powder Mountain – Midvale UT. 2700m (79100 total)

One of those mornings I could have easily spent the day hibernating, but finally dragged myself out of the motel.  Stunning clear morning and about 8 below, and a great fast drive through to Ogden and up the canyon.  Powder … Continue reading

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