Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Much to our delight, we got a snowstorm last weekend!  The storm would eventually drop 24 inches up at Alta, including 11" by snowing all day and all night Saturday.  It was not at all crowded Saturday, since it was fairly cold (around 10 F at the summit), people don't really show up in the "early season" before Christmas, plus people out here really don't like to ski when it's snowing.  That was fine by us: no crowds, no lift lines, more runs on untracked powder.

Alta finally opened the Supreme lift on Friday afternoon - which meant that was where we skied the whole time on Saturday.  Even with the area having been open for a couple of hours the day before, Catherine's Area was in great shape - "Super-sweet!" said H, getting face shots in the glades - and we pretty much skied there exclusively.  At that point there seemed to be 5 new inches on top of the older, still deep and soft snow; even on my non-powder skis, it was so much fun, skiing in powder again.  Because it was so cold, the snow was soft and dry, easy to turn in.  Super-sweet for sure.


We skied until a little after 2 p.m. and it was still snowing when we headed back down the canyon.  The storm was to continue all through the night and as soon as we got home, I brought my powder skis up from the basement, getting ready for what we expected to be another great day on the hill.

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