Monthly Archives: January 2019

Day 10 Thu Jan 31. Kalispell – Whitefish – Radium Hot Springs BC. 3000m vertical (29700 total)

  Another overcast morning and even the occasional flake wafting down as I packed the car.  After the failed attempts to ski off piste in the first two days I was firmly in the cruising camp today.  Not sure if … Continue reading

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Day 9 Wed Jan 30. Whitefish. 3900m vertical (26700 total)

Overcast morning but still pretty chilly.  With the firmness of snow figured there was absolutely no point in rushing up the hill, so relaxed start.  While I knew it wouldn’t be soft I figured it was still worth trying East … Continue reading

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Day 8 Tue Jan 29. Missoula – Whitefish – Kalispell. 3600m vertical (22800 total)

Grumpy start when I couldn’t get the shower to issue anything remotely resembling hot water only slightly tempered by being able to grab a decent coffee at Liquid Planet before leaving town.  Cold but sunny drive up the Flathead valley … Continue reading

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Day 7 Mon Jan 28. Bozeman Big Sky – Missoula. 3700m vertical (19200 total)

A couple of cm of fresh on the car this morning and after a couple of relatively mild days temps have dropped well below zero.  An ‘interesting’ drive out of town.  Heading for intersection when the lights changed and as … Continue reading

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Day 6 Sun Jan 27. Big Sky 4200m vertical (15500 total)

So its back up the Gallatin Valley and as soon as you turn off the Hwy Lone Mountain just dominates the skyline.  Pretty solid traffic all the way up the valley and just managed to find a spot in the … Continue reading

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Day 5 Sat Jan 26. Idaho Falls ID – Bozeman MT.

Managed a much needed sleep in till after 8 this morning.  Doing part of the drive yesterday meant I was facing an easy drive today so had a relaxed start and didn’t leave till 11.  Complete contrast to yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Day 4 Fri Jan 25. Murray – Powder Mountain – Idaho Falls ID. 2800m vertical (11300 total)

Could hardly stand this morning – legs were like jelly.  A day off would not have been unreasonable but leaving Utah today and it may be my only chance to visit Powder Mountain this trip, so finally started packing up … Continue reading

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Day 3 Thu Jan 24. Alta 4300m vertical (8500 total)

POWDER DAY! They’d been forecasting a minor weather disturbance for yesterday into today for a number of days but it really over-delivered with another 11 inches on top of the 2 we got during the day yesterday.  Had considered driving … Continue reading

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Day 2 Wed Jan 23. Alta 4200m vertical

Easing back into it … Not a bad sleep and feeling reasonably alive.  Doug and I had touched base last night and figured we might as well have a ski together while we could.  With a bit of snow in … Continue reading

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Day 1 Tue Jan 22. Newport – MEL – LAX – SLC – Murray UT

So far, so good. Robyn & Trevor made the trek across town to do taxi duties and after a coffee at Leyroys was off to the airport and checked in (with 0 wait time) over 3 hours before takeoff.  Did … Continue reading

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