Category Archives: 2016 USA skiing

Day 21 (and final) Fri Feb 12. Murray – Alta – SLC – LAX – MEL. 2900m vertical (73400 total)

It started as winter and ended as spring …   Had stayed up late last night so I’d be nicely sleep deprived for the flight home tonight – seemed like a good plan at the time but I had my … Continue reading

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Day 20. Thur Feb 11. Powder Mountain 3500m vertical (70500 total)

Could have headed back to Park City for a freebie for the penultimate day but decided to lash out on a ticket for Powder Mountain instead and worked out pretty well.  Drove north up through the smog and broke out … Continue reading

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Day 19. Wed Feb 10. Lava Hot Springs ID – Alta – Murray UT. 3300m vertical (67000 total)

Away a bit after 7 with the temp hovering just a bit above 0F.  More freezing fog along the Interstate, and when I stopped for second breakfast in Tremonton, it felt like really light snow falling as the moisture just … Continue reading

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Day 18 Tue Feb 9. Hailey – Galena Lodge – Craters of the Moon – Lava Hot Springs. 11 km classical

The token XC day … Feeling like death warmed up this morning but no chance I’m having a day off this close to the end of the trip, so did the next best thing – some easy classical.  Have stayed … Continue reading

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Day 17 Mon Feb 8. Idaho Falls – Sun Valley – Hailey 3500m vertical (63700 total)

Alone again, naturally … Had a tear in my eye as I bid Trevor farewell a bit after 6 this morning – actually had a tear in the eye, a drip in the nose and a pain in the head, … Continue reading

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Day 16 Sun Feb 7. Salt Lake – Park City – Idaho Falls ID. 4700m vertical (60200 total)

Where has all the powder gone ? ….. A sunny start to the  last ski week of the trip.  MUCH quicker run to Park City than 2 weeks ago, and what with parking only a few rows from the cabriolet … Continue reading

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Day 15 Sat Feb 6. Moab – Arches NP – Salt Lake

Road Trip! Had a bit of sleep in and then partook of the free breakfast at the motel, then cruised town fueling up on gas, coffee (from a bike shop) and scones from a bakery.  Had wanted to check out … Continue reading

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Day 14 Fri Feb 5. Glenwood Springs – Snowmass – Moab UT 4100m vertical (55500 total)

Another coating of pixie dust on the car and about an inch at Snowmass.  Big day looming so were away pretty early and had a much quicker run down the valley than Monday.  At the Park N Ride just after … Continue reading

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Day 13 Thur Jan 4. Vail 4900m vertical (51400 total)

I reckon I shoud have got seniors rates for everything today, cos I sure had a few seniors moments. Trevor had already decided yesterday that today was a rest day for him and one look at the back bowls decided … Continue reading

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Day 12 Wed Feb 3. Vail 4200m vertical (46500 total)

Just 2 in overnight at Vail and a coating of pixie dust on the car – just blows away when you brush it off.  Talking seriously cold temps today – around 15C Below and a bit of wind forecast so … Continue reading

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