Category Archives: 2009 / 10 USA skiing

Day 19 – Deer Valley. 2300m vertical (37150 total)

Woke up with a cold and should have used that as an excuse for doing nothing much but decided to do an afternoon at Deer Valley – bad move. Lovely sunny day once you got out of the Salt Lake … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Mountain Dell. 7km skating (42 total)

Nearly a day off. Very relaxed start to the day as continued to enjoy the luxury of a kitchen and followed up last nights stir fry with a rare cooked breakfast – hash browns and turkey bacon. Yum. In keeping … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Alta. 3500m vertical (34850 total)

White Christmas (just!) Very relaxed start to the day. Reporting just a trace of fesh and the cold and relatively dry conditions persist. Couldn’t really get into it in the morning and stuck pretty much to the groomers – the … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Ogden – Powder Mountain – Salt Lake. 300m vertical (31350 total)

Powder Mountain also still not fully open but a few cm of fresh was enough to get me up there for a few hours before heading throug to Salt Lake. Found a few turns out in relatively fresh stuff in … Continue reading

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Day 15 – McCall – Ogden UT

ROAD TRIP!! Would like to have had a ski on the nordic trails at Ponderosa State Park which juts out into Lake Payette just out of McCall, but the day of a thousand telemarks has left both knees feeling a … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Brundage. 3900m vertical. (28350 total)

POWDER DAY!! Woke to the lovely sight of the Rogue covered in snow. 20cm at Brundage and a clearing morning when I got there, and was on the Bluebird Express only a few minutes after first chair. Already pretty trashed … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Brundage. 4000m vertical (24450 total)

According to todays lift ticket it’s the first day of winter, and tonights weather seems to support that. Walking back from the local microbrewery (very nice light and hefeweizen) it was bucketing snow – it’s finally cooled down enough in … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Boise – Bogus Basin – McCall. 11km skating (35 total)

Felt pretty ordinary and took a long time to pack up and get going. Could have easily talked myself out of skiing, but was keen to have at least a quick look at Bogus Basin’s nordic trails, so did the … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Bogus Basin. 4500m vertical (20450 total)

Boise in deep fog when I left to drive up to Bogus, so apart from seeing that there is a river near the downtown area, I still don’t really know what the place looks like. About 40 minutes of constantly … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Rexburg – Boise

Road Trip. Only half of Lost Trail open at this stage and seems a long way to go just to have a look. And I’m feeling in need of a day off, so decided on a trek through the Idaho … Continue reading

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