Category Archives: 2012 USA skiing

Day 10 Sat 15/12. Salmon – Lost Trail Powder Mtn – Missoula MT. 2000m (27830 total)

The Sacajawea Inn in Salmon was a real find – cheap, comfortable, sloping floor and a $3 breakfast. Remembered where to find a coffee – its hidden off the main street – and was off, continuing on the seemingly never … Continue reading

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Day 9 Fri 14/12. Idaho Falls – Galena Lodge – Salmon. 9km classic (21 total)

On the road before 7 and the sun never really came up – the cloud just got a bit lighter. Would have been nice to have another wander at Craters of the Moon, but the cloud was really hanging in … Continue reading

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Day 8 Thur 13/12. Targhee – Idaho Falls. 5950m vertical (25830 total)

… and on the 7th (ski) day the sun did reappear (albeit briefly) and the fog lifted from the mountain and the skiers rejoiced as they could finally see where the hell they were skiing. While I enjoyed the significant … Continue reading

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Day 7 Wed 12/12. Targhee 12km classic

Very clever fog around here – it can tell the time. For the second day in a row it waited until 9am and lifts opening before dropping down on the top of the mountain. Wind started to pick up and … Continue reading

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Day 6 Tue 11/12. Targhee 4820m vertical (19880 total)

Forecast overnight snow didn’t happen and when I walked out for my morning coffee a bit before 8 you could actually see the top of the hill. But of course, as lift opening time approached the cloud settled back in … Continue reading

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Day 5 Mon 10/12. Targhee 4080m vertical (15060 total)

Weariness finally catching up with me and didn’t wake till almost 8am. Opened the blind to the lovely sight of snow gently falling. On the hill a bit after 9. Officially 1 inch fresh at 5 am but was 3 … Continue reading

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Day 4 Sun 9/12. Idaho Falls – Grand Targhee WY. 4080m vertical (10980 total)

Clear sunny and cold – about 8C below – leaving Idaho Falls. For once the Tetons were in view for the full drive around to Driggs and surprisingly little snow in the valley, but cover increased markedly as you got … Continue reading

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Day 3 Sat 8/12. Salt Lake – Alta – Idaho Falls ID. 3300m vertical (6900 total)

With snow forecast to start during the morning I figured it was worth a slow start to the day. Mountain tops were covered in clouds and the occasional lost snowflake was wafting down as I queued at Java Jo’s for … Continue reading

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Day 2 Fri 7/12. Alta 3600m vertical

Getting back on the horse … Don’t get me wrong – Alta is and will always be amongst my favourite places, but having literally limped away from here on my last trip I approached it with mixed feelings today. Arrived … Continue reading

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Day 1 Thurs 6/12. Newport – Midvale UT

Once more the time travelling feat of arriving somewhere earlier than when you left somewhere else has left my body feeling somewhat confused. Day started well with my procession of walk – bus – train – bus to the airport … Continue reading

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