In which two lifelong Easterners packed up their entire lives, complete with their crazy dog, and headed to the mountains of Salt Lake City
Monday, December 3, 2012
not much new
Snow is scarce around here: by Saturday morning, we'd only had a scant new inch or two. Not that that stopped us from going up to Alta and doing our regular ski-'til-about-1 thing. There was hardly anyone up there, the weather and temperature were about where they've been of late and the snow was okay - dense and firm but not frozen solid. We did ski in the trees next to the Collins lift (Fred's Slot area) where we found it a bit of a struggle to turn in the compacted snow, necessitating a slow pace and hop turns. We did a couple of runs in the Ballroom, which was in pretty good condition, considering; I took a tumble off the traverse on our first run there, wrenching my back a little but not so badly that I couldn't keep skiing, including a second run in the Ballroom. And for lunch we treated ourselves - okay, to be honest: H treated us - to the 2012/2013 season's first plateful of Watson Shelter chili-cheese fries - yum! (Note: if you get these, don't go with the vegetarian chili as it's not as good as the meat-ed version.)
Wintry scene at Alta
Here's hoping we get some colder temperatures and lots more snow soon.
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