Utah 2018-19 Utah Weather and Stoke

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by blackke17, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Tytlynz64

    Tytlynz64 Getting on the lift Skier

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    thanks. always good to shake off the after the flight from Chicago.
     
  2. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    The clouds/fog parted today about noon and I ventured off-piste (since I could see) and it was lovely! Two school districts were out today and it was a ZOO with my favorite testosterone-filled fearless and also often skill-less--teenage boys. We still need more snow. A lot of rocks poking out again in areas off-piste that I like to ski.
     
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  3. John Webb

    John Webb mdskier Skier

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    Maybe not much as the Ikon Base Pass was blacked out country wide except Colorado areas like Copper & Winter Park.

    Guess where I was skiing! Copper & Winter Park
    ogwink

    Did hit Deer Valley & the Bird after blackout on way home.
     
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  4. Daniel

    Daniel Putting on skis Skier

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    For those who have been curious about crowds at Solitude this season, the car parks at both the upper and lower bases were full by 10:20 a.m. this morning. At 10:30 a.m. the parking along the edge of the up-bound stretch of the canyon road between the two bases was fully parked with vehicles and I was told that parking along the edge of the up-bound stretch of the canyon road below the lower base nearly extended to that point where the two down-bound lanes down canyon from Solitude merge into one. This is on a day when there was no fresh snowfall, although it was 100% sunny from sunrise to sunset. Brighton's parking facilities were also maxed out early and vehicles could be seen from Solitude's slopes parked along the canyon road in a long line well down canyon from the Big Cottonwood fire station. I've lost track of how many days this season parking capacity in the upper canyon has been exceeded to this degree.
     
  5. BobMc

    BobMc In line for the tram Skier

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    Snowbird was road parked from entry 1 to entry 4 by 10:30 today as well. The mountain never felt busy, lift lines were minimal. I felt as though I could've sold my parking spot when I left at 2:00, lotta people cruising looking for spots.
     


  6. Tytlynz64

    Tytlynz64 Getting on the lift Skier

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    My flight landed in SLC at 11:20, and I pulled in to the lot at 1:10. Made a hard right and there was a space in front row near the cat walk to the eagle express lift. Was making turns by 1:30. Unfortunately I now have a pair of rock skis. Core shot on the Dynamite. Rocks were everywhere. Fun day but they could use snow.
     
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  7. tromano

    tromano Goin' the way they're pointed... Skier

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    Well there are rock skis and skis that haven't been mounted yet.

    And I though Snowbasin had parking issues...
     
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  8. Sheena

    Sheena Booting up Skier

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    I have been taking a muti-week group lesson - as a bonus we get up on the lift at 8:00 am. This morning it was pretty foggy at the bottom, but at the top got this view!
     

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  9. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Sweet! Who's your instructor?
     
  10. Sheena

    Sheena Booting up Skier

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    Heather. I feel like I have picked up some good pointers, she is super fun to ski with, and there is a pretty fun group of other women to ski with.
     
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  11. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    I signed up for the next session. Early ups? Yes, please! Heather is great!
     
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    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    glad it worked out!

    if your not blasting some rocks this time of year your not skiing hard enough ( sounds like you were!)
     
  13. Tytlynz64

    Tytlynz64 Getting on the lift Skier

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    And thanks for tip. It worked like a charm. I couldn’t believe the cars parked on the main road. It was wild.
     
  14. Shawn C.

    Shawn C. Getting on the lift Skier

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    Snow was better than I thought it would be today. Usually these SW flow storms get pretty gloppy at Powder Mountain, but the snow was pretty decent. Report said 5" (I think that is their code for knee deep :cool:), Of course the snow wasn't super deep everywhere but I did get many face shots on some steeper runs. Snowed pretty hard up until I left @1330 (had to go to work) so it was free refills. Can't wait until Fri and Sat!!!

    Powder Mountain 16 Jan 2019-3.jpg Powder Mountain 16 Jan 2019-4.jpg
     
  15. Daniel

    Daniel Putting on skis Skier

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    ^ About double that at Solitude with another 15"-30" in the forecast over the next two days. The snow was surprisingly good and the crowds were fairly subdued for a change!
     
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  16. Brian Likes Pow

    Brian Likes Pow Out on the slopes Skier

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    A good foot of dry but dense snow covered things up nice today. More tomorrow before work and Friday off! 20190116_124135.jpg
     
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  17. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Hows it rolling in Utah?
     
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    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    yesterday was another yellow lens day at Alta - near whiteout conditions kept us in the trees all day long and man did they ski well. 13 inches reported on this first storm. Upper mountain steep trees under Collins were a blast! still managed to blast rock about 10 times but most of that was on the other side of the mountain off Supreme

    check out this pic from local news last night. should be a willd MLK weekend.crowds usually scare me away from skiing this weekend but i'm thinking about it IMG_0840.JPG
     
  19. Brian Likes Pow

    Brian Likes Pow Out on the slopes Skier

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    Yeah....I made a good decision! Ill probably do summers in tahoe still. I've yet to decide that but it makes sense. Maybe if things keep happening in the sierra ill get some spring turns in may.
     
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  20. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    They said it wrong.
    Preparing for the BEST storm in two years. :D
     

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