Category Archives: 2015 USA Skiing

Day 23 Tue Feb 10. Whitefish. 4600 m vertical (69600 total)

Reporting 4 in fresh up top and still snowing, with a snowline around the village level.  Was on the hill just after 9 so did a warm up lap on Chair 2 waiting for Chair 1 to open.  Snow falling … Continue reading

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Day 22 Mon Feb 9. Empire Builder – Whitefish MT. 3300 m vertical (65000 total)

Had a great nights sleep then the luxury of a shower.  Mind you I could have just waited till I got off the train and got one for free – albeit a cold one. Although train was a bit late … Continue reading

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Day 21 Sun Feb 8. Portland OR – Empire Builder

Strange to wake in a city environment with no hint of snow or mountains in the vicinity. Repacked a bit so I could take an extra carry on bag on to the train and went and checked the two main … Continue reading

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Day 20 Sat Feb 7. Salt Lake – Alta – Oakland CA – Portland OR. 2000 m vertical (61700 total)

Still no end to these crazy temps.  Very close to not heading up this morning and if wasn’t for the fact that this was goodbye to stage 1 of the trip today I would have given it a miss, but … Continue reading

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Day 19 Fri Feb 6 Salt Lake

Temps hardly dropped overnight and woke up thinking I definitely should have packed an extra t shirt.  Couldn’t get excited about no fresh snow, warm weather and a forecast of strong winds, but by late morning I talked myself into … Continue reading

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Day 18 Thurs Feb 5. Driggs ID – Grand Targhee – Salt Lake UT. 4100 m vertical (59700 total)

Storm finally wound down over night with about 52 cm all up over the 4 days.  And Grand Foghee had turned back into Grand Targhee.  Arrived a little after 9 but still managed to park in the top car park … Continue reading

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Day 17 Wed Feb 4. Grand Targhee 400m vertical (55600 total)

Doesn’t Get Much Better   6 inches since close of lifts, 18 inches for the storm to date and still snowing. Nice. An already underwhelming forecast for Salt Lake areas has been further downgraded, so booked another night in the … Continue reading

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Day 16 Tue Feb 3. Jackson – Grand Targhee – Driggs ID. 4100 m vertical (51600 total)

And it just keeps getting better. Most dangerous activity today was the walk down to Jackson Coffee Roasters for the morning fix.  Although it had snowed early last night it soon turned to rain and the streets this morning were … Continue reading

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Day 15 Mon Feb 2. Jackson 4400 m vertical (47500 total)

Groundhog Day. Punxatawny Phil has declared we’ve got six more weeks of winter, and it looks like he might be right for this week at least. Woke to the news of 6 inches of fresh on the hill – things … Continue reading

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Day 14 Sun Feb 1. Rock Springs – Jackson. 4000m vertical (43100 total)

Superbowl Sunday. Away about 6.30 with only the faintest of light in the sky.  As the sky grew lighter the temperature dropped and once it was well and truly light it was down to about 15C below.  Approaching Pinedale the … Continue reading

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