Category Archives: 2011 / 12 USA Skiing

Day 29 Tue 3/1. LAX – MEL

Update Wed morning – all photos for final week now loaded.  As for video ….. The Canadian lady on the window seat and I were both relieved when we realised that we had an empty seat between us.  I had … Continue reading

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Day 28 Sun 1/1. Cedar City – LAX

Happy New Year! Either I’m getting more used to lurching and stumbling or the knee is feeling a tiny less useless this morning. Managed to squeeze just about everything into the bags and after sveral trips on the elevator – … Continue reading

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Day 27 Sat 31/12 Ogden – Alta – Cedar City 900 m (64400 total)

Oh well, I guess it could have happened on day 1 …. Good to see that now I’ve left Targhee they get 20 cm of fresh DRY snow after the last couple of days of wet muck.  A little overnight … Continue reading

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Day 26 Fri 30/12 Driggs – Targhee – Ogden UT. 3500m (63500 total)

Again a bit of a fizzer overnight in terms of snowfall but at least you can stand upright in town this morning.  A bit of fresh at the motel but back to rain and a VERY twitchy drive up the … Continue reading

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Day 25 Thur 29/12. Targhee 2400m (60,000 total)

Strange days indeed …  And as they say any one you walk away from is OK. First off the overnight storm was a fizzer – only 10 cm since close of lifts yesterday.  Blowing a gale and raining in Driggs, … Continue reading

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Day 24 Wed 28/12. Targhee 4500m (57600 total)

Reporting 5 in fresh on the morning and snowing in Driggs.  Woke feeling like death warmed up – the cold that developed rapidly yesterday has fully developed overnight.  Did a trip to the supermarket for a second batch of cold … Continue reading

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Day 23 Tue 27/12 Salt Lake – Beaver Mtn – Driggs ID. 2200m (53100 total)

An addiction to powder can cause you to make some strange decisions. The morning weather updates were more of the same – a BIG system due to hit Targhee starting tomorrow and nothing much for Utah.  So bit the bullet, … Continue reading

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Day 22 Mon 26/12. Sundance Nordic 6km (34 total)

Return to Middle Earth …. And so starts the final week.  Figured being Boxing Day and sunny and no fresh it would be both busy and ordinary at Alta.  Almost had a do nothing day and spent the morning agonizing … Continue reading

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Day 21 Sun 25/12. Alta 3600m (50900 total)

and yet another sunny day – I wanted a storm for Christmas but it was never going to happen.  With two notable exceptions took a pretty relaxed approach to the day and as expected pretty quiet up the mountain.  First … Continue reading

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Day 20 Sat 24/12. Salt Lake

Alta is finally opening their remaining lifts today – figured it would probably be pretty busy and the legs didn’t feel the need to do anything so took the day off. Did some washing, bought supplies to get me through … Continue reading

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