Category Archives: 2011 / 12 USA Skiing

Day 19 Fri 23/12. Idaho Falls – Powder Mountain – Salt Lake. 3500m (50800 total)

A real unexpected bonus day. Yesterday’s news that Hidden Lake would open today meant there was something worth skiing at Powder Mtn but I figured it would get pretty busy and pretty trashed quickly – they got 5 inches yesterday … Continue reading

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Day 18 Thur 22/12. Driggs – Targhee – Idaho Falls. 4500m (47300 total)

No more snow since yesterday afternoon and it has gotten SERIOUSLY cold – about 25C below when I started the car.  But at these temps its always going to be a stunning day and this was no exception.  Opened the … Continue reading

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Day 17 Wed 21/12 Grand Targhee 5200m (42800 total)

POWDER DAY! Woke to the wonderful sight of snow falling.  Reporting 2 in fresh at 6am but there was more than that on my car in Driggs so it looked pretty promising.  Actually an easier drive up the snow covered … Continue reading

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Day 16 Tue 20/12. West Yellowstone – Driggs ID. Harriman SP 6km, Teton Canyon 5 km (28 total)

Had thought about going for a short ski on the other riverside loop in the morning but the cloud had closed in and about 10 deg below, so lost interest pretty quick. Cloud hung in all the way through Island … Continue reading

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Day 15 Mon 19/12. Missoula – West Yellowstone. 9 km classic (17 total)

Rolling out of Missoula a bit after 7 with the barest hint of light over the mountains, but it was best part of an hour until I could turn the lights off.  Fast trip on the interstate following the Clark … Continue reading

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Day 14 Sun 18/12 Missoula

A do nothing day – quite nice.  A couple of coffees, some retail therapy and lounging around.  Still some hope for some snow Wed-Thur and again on Sat.

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Day 13 Sat 17/12 Whitefish – Missoula. 3200m (37800 total)

Had planned a rest day or maybe an easy XC day, but once I’d gotten packed up and done the morning coffee wander the sun had come out, the mountain was lokking sensational and I was sucked into breaking my … Continue reading

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Day 12 Fri 16/12. Blacktail 3700m (34600 total)

So its back to reality – the powder has come and gone and Whitefish has opened a little more terrain but not enough to make a big difference.  So its back to Blacktail – figured maybe there was a bit … Continue reading

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Day 11 Thur 15/12. Whitefish 4600m (30900 total)

Woo Hoo No sign of snow when I went to bed but woke to the lovely sight of a couple of cm of fresh on the car and snow falling steadily.  Reporting 5cm on the hill and still falling, and … Continue reading

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Day 10 Wed 14/12. Missoula – Blacktail – Whitefish 3600m (26300 total)

Eventually by the law of averages you have to get SOMETHING right … After reviewing snow reports and weather forecasts this morning I was none the wiser where to head for and was in serious danger of sitting in the … Continue reading

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