Category Archives: 2017 USA skiing

Day 12 Fri Feb 3 Lookout Pass. 3700m vertical (34400 total)

Winter storm warning to kick in this morning and good promise of snow (and bad driving conditions) for the next few days.  Figured I’d head for Lookout Pass as much as anything as access is via the Interstate which should … Continue reading

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Day 11 Thur Feb 2. Salmon – Lost Trail Powder Mountain – Missoula MT 2300m vertical (30700 total)

Powder Thursday! So this morning I had no expectation of local snow so of course looked out the window to be greeted by the lovely sight of an inch or two of light dry snow wafting down.Still snowing when I left … Continue reading

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Day 10 Wed Feb 1. Driggs – Grand Targhee – Salmon ID 3900m vertical (28400 total)

So the projected minimum snowfall for the 24 hours to this morning had been six inches and if my maths is correct we got approx six inches less than that.  Still nothing showing up on the webcams on the hill … Continue reading

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Day 9 Tue Jan 31. Driggs

A novel way to spend a day – no lift skiing, no XC, no long drive, no nothing.  Enjoyed a sleep in and then got stuck into cooking some hash browns and giving the aeropress a good workout – had … Continue reading

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Day 8 Mon Jan 30. Lava Hot Springs – Grand Targhee – Driggs 4100m vertical (24500 total)

Seriously cold this morning – about 20C below when I headed back to the Interstate then continued up into Idaho. Overcast morning but the Tetons were for once willing to show themselves.  Excelled in faffing around this morning – I … Continue reading

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Day 7 Sun Jan 29. Murray – Powder Mountain – Lava Hot Springs ID 3000m vertical (20400 total)

I may finally have a standalone candidate for favourite ski area.  Headed back up today with lowered expectations – temps are rising and weekend skier traffic will see the place fairly trashed.  But I reckon there was more cars here … Continue reading

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Day 6 Sat Jan 28 Park City 3100m vertical (17400 total)

Once again broke my rule about not doing lift skiing on a Saturday.  Seemed silly not to head up for a few hours particularly as it wasn’t going to cost anything.  Did the ubiquitous stop at Java Jo’s then up … Continue reading

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Day 5 Fri Jan 27. Wells – Powder Mountain – Murray UT 3400m vertical (14300 total)

When I saw what good conditions Doug had scored at Kirkwood I wondered about my decision to charge half way across the country – a doubt that was not helped by getting up at 4.30 this morning.  But this place … Continue reading

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Day 4 Thur Jan 26. Tahoe South – Northstar – Wells NV 2700m vertical (10900 total)

Only about 30 mins late getting away which is pretty good for me, and bade farewell to Doug who was planning a day at Kirkwood.  Could easily have spent another day in the area but most options seem to work … Continue reading

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Day 3 Wed Jan 25. Heavenly 5000m vertical (8200 total)

Figured with good and free skiing in walking distance a second day here was a no brainer.  Got all geared up and headed over for the morning coffee before joining a much shorter Gondola queue.  Doug has been enjoying his … Continue reading

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