Category Archives: 2012 USA skiing

Day 20 Midvale – Alta – SLC – LAX – MEL. 3100 m (60630 total)

What a way to end things … Lake effect snow finally blew itself out late last night and Alta reporting 18 inch total for the storm. Road closed for avalanche control work till 8.30 but the whole length of the … Continue reading

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Day 19 Mon 24/12. Alta 3860 m (57530 total)

A little underwhelming this morning – Alta only reporting 3 in whereas PowMow has 8 – but the bulk is still due for this afternoon, so still seemed like a good day to take the bus. No snow in the … Continue reading

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Day 18 Sun 23/12. Powder Mountain 4100m (53670 total)

Powder Mtn reporting 2 in overnight and Alta just a trace, so I get to visit another of my favourites. Cloud still hanging in over the northern mountains and even a little drizzle along I-15, but cloud pretty much dissipated … Continue reading

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Day 17 Sat 22/12. Solitude 2400m (49570 total)

If this was a longer trip today probably would have turned into a rest day, but with only 4 days left felt like I really should have a ski. Sunny and warm again, and as Alta is often fairly busy … Continue reading

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Day 16 Fri 21/12. Alta 3100m (47170 total)

I don’t want to jinx it but things are looking promising – light snow falls Sat into Sun then one last storm Christmas eve. Great sunny morning and with no fresh snow for several days no need to rush up. … Continue reading

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Day 15 Thur 20/12. Idaho Falls – Targhee – Salt Lake. 5350 m (44070 total)

Was up fairly late organising the last part of the trip and did NOT feel like getting up when the alarm went off but had another long day ahead. Headed off on Hwy 20 in the dark with the body … Continue reading

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Day 14 Wed 19/12. Whitefish – Idaho Falls

Ho hum, more overnight snow on the mountain, though nothing much in town. While it was tempting to head back up, I had decided that a rest day was long overdue. ┬áSo after a relaxed start, the obligatory photo of … Continue reading

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Day 13 Tue 18/12 Whitefish 5030m (38720 total)

Well just for a change it snowed again overnight. Reporting 6 inches for 24 hrs but not a lot new in town. Got talking to the guy next to me in the car park when I got up the hill … Continue reading

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Day 12 Mon 17/12. Whitefish 2730 m (33690 total)

Woke to the lovely sight of snow falling in downtown Whitefish. Had a somewhat leisurely start finishing off last nights work and letting the fresh snow accumulate a bit. Temps hovering around freezing in town and not much cooler on … Continue reading

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Day 11 Sun 16/12. Missoula – Whitefish 3130m (30960 total)

Well Utah is looking at several feet of snow over the next few days, and Brundage is fully open but it’s on to Whitefish for me – most of the mountain now open and some minor snowfalls due over the … Continue reading

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