Thursday, March 10, 2016


Well, Sunday was a total bust.  For us anyway: we woke up to rain and wind in the valley, and although it was technically snowing at Alta, the temperatures were hovering right at the rain/snow margin.  Alta's webcams showed terrible visibility and we knew from experience that if it was this windy down in the valley, the winds would be even worse at altitude.  It didn't take long for us to make the call not to ski.  We'll ski in some pretty terrible conditions that most Utahns would never consider - below zero temperatures, snowstorms, slush and crust, fog - but I have to draw the line at rain.  Oh, and there was the potential for thunder-snow and lightning as well, which is just dangerous as well as miserable.

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