Category Archives: 2016 USA skiing

Day 11 Tue Feb 2. Beaver Creek 5400m vertical (42300 total)

And it just keeps coming … Beaver Creek reporting 5 in overnight and 12 in the last 24 hrs, and we had to clear snow off the car for the third time in 24 hours.  Grabbed coffee downtown then a … Continue reading

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Day 10 Mon Feb 1. Snowmass 3700m vertical (36900 total)

WOW! Snow still falling outside this morning and reporting 10 in on the hill – and a 24 in storm total.  We were off about 7.45 for a slow and snowy drive to the park and ride down the hill … Continue reading

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Day 9 Sun Jan 31. Rock Springs – Glenwood Springs CO

Road Trip Clear sunny and cold as we left this morning.  It may well be true that friends don’t let friends drink Starbucks, but necessity drives you to strange places.  Hotcakes at Maccas then coffee to go at Starbucks – … Continue reading

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Day 8 Sat Jan 30. Jackson – Rock Springs WY 3760m vertical (33200 total)

Ho hum, just another 19 inch storm. I normally make it a rule to avoid lift skiing on Saturdays as it just gets a bit too crowded, but rules are meant to be broken.  15 inches reported overnight to add … Continue reading

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Day 7 Fri Jan 29. Jackson 7600m vertical (29440 total)

And so it starts …. A dusting outside our little cabin and reporting 2 in on the hill. As Trevor needed to arrange ticket and wanted to head up a little later I was on the bus and up there … Continue reading

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Day 6 Thur Jan 28. Grand Targhee 5880m vertical (21840 total)

The calm before the storm … Jackson was deep in cloud as we drove out but once on the climb up toward Teton Pass we broke out of the cloud into a brilliant sunny day.  LOTS of ski tracks on … Continue reading

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Day 5 Wed Jan 25. Lava Hot Springs – Jackson WY. 3600 m vertical (15960 total)

Managed to start the day without the presence of a toaster, though it wasn’t easy.  After 3 days of watching the world go by, Trevor decided to join in the great American pastime of driving.  We were away from Lava … Continue reading

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Day 4 Tue Jan 26. Salt Lake – Powder Mountain – Lava Hot Springs ID. 4280 m vertical (12360 total)

Another day in paradise. Storm has finally blown itself out and could be easy to spend another day or two here, but I think we’ve already seen the best of it and Powder Mountain is a good choice as we … Continue reading

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Day 3 Mon Jan 25. Alta 4080 m vertical (8080 total)

Powder Day!  (Again) For a storm that was forecast to bring 6 to 12 inches this one has definitely over delivered – 25 inches and counting at Alta.  Much terrain there closed yesterday and an interlodge and road closure this … Continue reading

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Day 2 Sun Jan 24. Park City 4000 m vertical

Powder Day! Up at 6.30 feeling surprisingly fresh – helped just a little by the sight of snow covered cars and snow wafting down. 12 in fresh in the cottonwoods – tempting but figured might need an easier first day. … Continue reading

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