Category Archives: 2007 / 08 USA skiing

Day 27 – Fresno – LA – Syd – Melb. Trip totals: 47,350m vertical, 60km skating, 5870 km driving

Packing for trip home was proving a bit of a challenge – when I made a pile of the stuff that I DIDN’T have with me when I left home it made a substantial mound – time to add a … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Tahoe Vista – Fresno

Awoke to strong wind in the trees and the surf building up on the lake. Weather forecasts are still pretty much as per yesterday, so I’m out of here. Decided to take the scenic route out via the lake shore … Continue reading

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Day 25 – Winnemucca – Royal Gorge – Tahoe Vista

Dragged myself out of the motel a bit after 9 – could have slept all day. Temps still only in the 20’s and clear but a bit overcast. Uneventful drive through to Reno and by then the sun was out. … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Powder Mtn. 3600m vertical

My 62nd day on snow for the year – a target I will enjoy trying to better some time in the future. And it was a beauty. Forecast for the storm cycle to finally fizzle out today, but it snowed … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Ogden. Rest Day

Had planned to ski but the forecast was for more of the same and even worse in terms of wind. Powder Mtn reporting over a ft of new but I’m not going up there again in these conditions. Stuffed around … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Salt Lake – Powder Mtn – Ogden. 3800m vertical

Powder Mtn lived up to its name today – 9in overnight and snowing virtually all day, often heavy. Snow was very light and dry and the skiing fantastic. This was the other mountain I vowed to return to after last … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Alta. 3300m vertical

My fifth and probably final day at Alta for this trip. Some nice snow during the day. Knee feeling a bit suspect still so kept mainly to the groomers, which were in fine condition. Had another Baldy Burger to check … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Sundance. 6km skating

Today I skated in Middle Earth – or to be more precise On Middle Earth – and a few other trails at Sundance. This is the small resort about an hour south of Salt Lake established by Robert Redford – … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Salt Lake – Rest Day

Difficult to know what to do today – had planned on going to Deer Valley to see how the other half live – a few people I’ve spoken to have recommended it for some powder stashes, as everyone skis there … Continue reading

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Day 17 – White Christmas – Alta. 3300m vertical

POWDER DAY! – 11 in overnight and a white Christmas in Salt Lake – what a Christmas present!. Had a couple more inches late last night or early this morning at the hotel and sun was actually out. Was initially … Continue reading

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