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mneagle

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Alta has had 72 inches so far with a 34-43 inch base and 22 fresh in the last 2 days! We did some snowshoeing up Big Cottonwood Canyon Sunday and the powder was deep, dry and amazingly untouched in the back country. This is only the 8th time since opening that Park City is opening before Thanksgiving. We have all the makings for a banner year.

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I'll be in Park city this weekend fruit.gif

 

> 90 inches of powder since oct 30th at Alta...

 

Baker's got 10 inches of cascade cement last night...

 

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Check the Utah ski report for updated snow depths. Alta reports 45 inches. And today has been incredibly sunny and quite warm, so that base will shrink. IMHO, early season snow is like early season ice: dulls the tools, but keeps the form intact.

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splittoe said:

I'll be in Park city this weekend fruit.gif

 

> 90 inches of powder since oct 30th at Alta...

 

Baker's got 10 inches of cascade cement last night...

 

I've said it before, and I'll say it again...CEMENT IS GOOD FOR EARLY SEASON SNOW! It builds base way better than powder. I'd rather have a ton of cement for the first few weeks of the season then cover it up with powder than the other way around.

 

I think this has the makings of a good year all over the west. This weekend could also be good now that we have a good base dump with snow levels going to 500 feet or 1k.

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mneagle said:

Alta has had 72 inches so far with a 34-43 inch base and 22 fresh in the last 2 days! We did some snowshoeing up Big Cottonwood Canyon Sunday and the powder was deep, dry and amazingly untouched in the back country. This is only the 8th time since opening that Park City is opening before Thanksgiving. We have all the makings for a banner year.

 

fruit.giffruit.giffruit.gif Nice!!! thumbs_up.gif I can't wait to get there... one month and counting... rockband.giffruit.gif

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Like Josh has said before, we will laugh at you when we have a 100 feet of concrete and you have 12 inches of flush in Feb blush.gif

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gapertimmy said:

alta sux

 

One of the best runs I ever had in a ski area was taking the Germania lift up at Alta then hike up Mt Baldy and ski down the Main/Little chute with tons of dry powder, creating a mini avalanche every turn , that run kicks ASS ! thumbs_up.gif

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gapertimmy said:

alta sux

 

No chance... I've been almost everywhere west of the Rockies... for terrain and snow, nothing compares. Nothing. smirk.gif

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mtnear said:No chance... I've been almost everywhere west of the Rockies... for terrain and snow, nothing compares. Nothing. smirk.gif

 

...but is it ALL YOURS? hahaha.gif

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lummox said:an that mormon state has too many mormons. fruit.gif

makes for a good game of "mom or sister" though

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