Category Archives: 2020 USA Skiing

Day 30 Sun Feb 23 – Tue Feb 25. SLC – LAX – MEL

Another relaxed start – a person could get used to this – but still managed to not check out until after 11.  A quick trip to REI for a last minute pickup – only to find Doug & Ngaere driving … Continue reading

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Day 29 Sat Feb 22. Salt Lake

Had a good sleep in and my first really long nights sleep for some time.  Had momentarily contemplated some XC today but the body is done.  So just enjoyed some retail therapy, coffee purchasing and drinking and generally lounging around … Continue reading

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Day 28 Fri Feb 21 Alta 2900m vertical (73040 total)

Had arranged with Doug last night to meet at Alta this morning, but took a lot of procrastination before I could push myself out the door.  If there were more skiing days to be had after today I would have … Continue reading

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Day 27 Thur Feb 20. Ogden – Powder Mountain – Murray UT 3050m vertical (70140 total)

Another good freeze down in the valley.  The move to stay 2 nights in Ogden has now worked out well.  Never in doubt that I would head back to PowMow today.  Another brilliant sunny day and while warmish in the … Continue reading

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Day 26. Wed Feb 19. Powder Mountain. 3740m vertical (67190 total)

Nice change to get up and not have to rush straight out the door.  Very relaxed breakfast with porridge and full coffee making routine – and then realized I was going to be late meeting Ngaere and Doug on the … Continue reading

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Day 25 Tue Feb 18. Idaho Falls – Jackson Hole – Ogden UT. 3250m vertical (63450 total)

Left my drink bottle and cap in the car overnight – bottle was frozen and my rather worn old cap had gone rigid.  Followed my route of two and a bit weeks ago up the Snake.  Road was basically dry … Continue reading

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Day 24 Mon Feb 17. Grand Targhee 3480m vertical (60200 total)

10cm overnight, 30cm in 24 hrs and 70cm storm total – the snow factory delivers once again.  Another early start and was back on the highway under a rapidly waning moon.  Much clearer day and looking like a benign drive, … Continue reading

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Day 23 Sun Feb 16. Grand Targhee 3480m vertical (56720 total)

I love it when a plan comes together … Snowfall here had been pretty brief last night, but reporting a bit over 20cm on the hill.  Drive up US-20 was OK but a little twitchy once turned off – highlighted … Continue reading

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Day 22 Sat Feb 15. Bend OR – Idaho Falls ID. 910 km

Targhee picked up about 10cm overnight and storm is on track so it’s all go.  Original plan had been to spend the 3 days of this presidents day weekend doing a leisurely drive back from Oregon to Idaho or Utah, … Continue reading

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Day 21 Fri Jul 14. Mt Bachelor 4600m vertical (53240 total)

Forecast was for 1 – 3 in overnight but they just got a trace.  Have finally decided to head east tomorrow, so last day here today.  A few flurries early on and some rather nasty rime forming on the goggles, … Continue reading

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