Hanging out at the top of Collins
But Closing Day at Alta isn't about the skiing, really. It's about the party. The people-watching was fantastic: feather boas, Afro wigs, tutus, cut-off jeans shorts, ballgowns, Scooby-Doo, the Big Bad Wolf, a plush lizard, vintage one pieces. H was a little disappointed that there weren't more girls in bikinis (although we did see a couple) while I was most impressed with the guys playing frisbee while skiing.
Last self-portrait of the ski season
Like last year, there was a grill and live music going outside at Watson Shelter. Like last year, it was super-crowded but the lift line at Collins was mellow and cheerful. Like last year, the parking lot tail-gating got going early and apparently kept going late - there were at least two live bands playing out there, people dancing, cooking out, drinking beer.
Nice sky over High Rustler
It was a beautiful weekend to wrap up the 2012/2013 season. Sure, the snow was below average (by about 50 inches) but H and I managed to beat our total ski days from last year even so: 52 (H) and 44 (me). Alta is such a special place we really do go into a bit of a funk for a few days once it closes. What's ahead for us now is a ton of laundry and switching over to summer activities. And yet ... only about 200 days until Opening Day!