Category Archives: 2005 / 06 USA skiing

Day 22 – Yellowstone Trip Day 4

And still the snow continues – a bit wetter today but forecast is for heavier and colder. 2 options for trips today – both around the Grand Canyon, but one of them involved hiking down to the bottom. I figured … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Ywllowatone Trip Day 3

After yesterdys exertions, Arden let us off a bit by starting with a longer snowcoach drive heading south to Lake Yellowstone. Stopped part way to look at hot springs and bison grazing when Soile – Danish woman and youngest guide … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Yellowstone Trip Day 2

Slept really well in my little cabin and woke to light snow falling, which was to persist for four days. Clambered back into the snowcoaches and after a short drive headed off to Dunraven Pass. Arden (head guide) hd planned … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Yellowstone Trip Day 1

WHITE CHRISTMAS!! Clear skies and no snow, and the snowcoach rumbled in to pick me up at about 9.30. There was an option to spend the day visiting Old Faithful and surrounding thermals which I jumped at, and we headed … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Idaho Falls to West Yellowstone

Although only a couple of hours away, left relatively early in case the road conditions were a bit treacherous, but in the end the only slightly dodgy part was the last little bit into West Yellowstone. Occasional glimpses of the … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Powder Mountain to Idaho Falls

Wet snow falling and blowing overnight, but it had been raining at the bottom of the runs, and a temperature drop had completed the recipe for setting up a rock hard base. My visions of camelot where light powdery snow … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Powder Mountain

A real luxury to watch the light come up over the ranges and only have to walk out my front door to start skiing. Thought I’d take advantage of the free mountain introduction tour, and ended up being the only … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Salt Lake to Powder Mountain

Was planning on a few hours skating at Soldier Hollow (where they held the 2002 cross country olympic events) before heading for Powder Mountain, but got going late and wasn’t feeling very energetic. Still, it was a sunny day and … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Salt Lake City (Alta)

Well, even in paradise there are some off days. Returned to Alta on a clearing day expecting more of what I had yesterday at Solitude, but got served up sierra cement instead (hardpack snow just like what we get in … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Salt Lake City (Solitude)

POWDER DAY!! Couple of inches of snow overnight at the motel, and lots in the canyons. Waited a while to leave as I was thinking driving in the canyons might be a bit tricky, but it was so mild that … Continue reading

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