Utah 2018-19 Utah Weather and Stoke

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  1. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Yes, No Name opened around 10am. It was "as good as it gets!" with only gate #1 open for the first 2 laps. I think perhaps patrol did that in order to monitor things a bit more closely for the first hour. Whatever the reason, I like it when they do that even if it means I need to hike. People tend to ski it more falline from the top & it skis better for much longer.
    I think patrol would've liked to have gotten out there yesterday but with a number of poachers ducking the obvious closures, it is kinda hard to throw bombs when you may blow someone up or bury them. I don't know if it's true but I heard they pulled 13 passes yesterday. Avalanche control areas are serious business around here! Why don't folks get that :doh:.

    I'll just leave this here...
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  2. tromano

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

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    A solid blue bird pow day with great snow quality, which is pretty rare lately. Lonetree skied nice and there were some deep turns towards the bottom where it gets wider.

    No name opened today as well.

    Edit to add: a couple more bonus pictures today as well. IMG_20190217_122759154.jpg IMG_20190217_122528874.jpg

    If you pay attention to the shadows you can see where I dropped in.
     
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  3. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Yesterday, hiking for leftovers…
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  4. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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  5. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    No traverse. 20 minute hike.
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    It’s the first turn that would scare the bejeezus out of you ;)

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  6. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    So I've been told, but in that kind of snow, I think I'd be fine :)
    did you hike from the tram then?
     
  7. 4ster

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    Well, it scares the bejeezus out of me anyway :eek:.
    Snow wasn't as good as it looks.
     
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  8. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Wait, you are a mere mortal like the rest of us?!
    What about the other side of that cirque? No cornices to drop (which I guess ARE quite pronounced this year.)
    Things for me to aspire to...
    I was the first skier down Pork Barrel on Saturday morning thanks to early load. I might have whooped and giggled the entire way.

    And surprise surprise--6 more inches and it's still falling today, with more tomorrow, and it's COLD. GREAT conditions for testing skis the next two days!
     
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  9. 4ster

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    NOOOO :(! Say it isn't so :doh:.
    Those retailers are the one's who really scare the bejeezus outta me!
    I hope patrol just closes all the gates to keep them from killing themselves & each other :eek::eek::eek: .

    I was thinking that tomorrow was shaping up to be one of those sneaky sleeper days. I really shouldn't complain, after Sunday anything else will be a letdown. We are sooo spoiled! :P
     
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  10. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    LOL that's funny! I promise we Pugskiers will behave. I can't guarantee anything about the crew from that shop down thar in the Valley :roflmao:
    It'd be a treat to be able to actually test some powder skis for a change.
     
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  11. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Will the Pugs be here? They only misbehave in the best of ways :pug:
     
  12. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yes. Please take a run with us!
     
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  13. Kyle

    Kyle Getting on the lift Skier

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    Wow! I have never seen Snowbasin as crowded on a weekday as it was this morning. There were more people there today than on President's Day. I am sure it is due to the fact that Powder Mountain and Snowbasin easily won the most snow lottery overnight and the industry demo days are being held at Snowbasin as well. Notwithstanding, I got some deep turns in the 5 runs I made until I made the mistake of checking my cell phone for messages and then I had to leave. Just checked the webcams and it looks like a lot of other people left early as JP and Wildcat have lots of empty chairs and the base doesn't look crowded. My guess is many went home and a lot of others went over to Strawberry when it opened.

    Talked to a number of people on lifts who were talking about how awesome (and empty) yesterday was. I'll take a stealth powder day over one like today anytime. To me there is kind of a disconnect between the zen of powder skiing and the aggro feeding frenzy of a powder morning like today. Don't get me wrong--I am glad I went. I am just betting I would have enjoyed yesterday more.

    Also, I rode up the lift with a guy on the new QST 106 who was raving about how good it is. It is definitely a sharp looking ski. I was going to swing by the tents just to look at some of next year's product but I am not sure I would have been welcome. Anybody know?
     
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  14. Jerez

    Jerez Out on the slopes Skier

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  15. 4ster

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    Sad thing is days like today are becoming more the norm then the exception.
     
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    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    Morning weather report called for high winds and up to Negative 32 wind chill yesterday - well that simply didn't materialize.I skied Solitude from 9-2 in gorgeous sunshine ,zero wind and 10-13 degrees. Managed to get some fresh tracks in leftovers in Honeycomb. It was a good day IMG_1388.JPG
     
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  17. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    I finally got to see the top of Snowbasin. Beautiful and great groomer conditions for testing narrower skis today with @Philpug, @Tricia, and @AmyPJ. Special appearance yesterday by @4ster.
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  18. Chickenmonkey

    Chickenmonkey David T. Skier

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    We got your weather down at LCC. Freaking cold today.
     
  19. 4ster

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    That looks like where we were skiing today.
    Great getting some runs with you guys yesterday. A lot nicer weather today for sure. They are calling for some sun again tomorrow... so it will probably snow :huh:
     
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  20. Shawn C.

    Shawn C. Getting on the lift Skier

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    I wreck myself and it hasn’t stopped snowing since. One month today since my accident. I’m still very happy for all of the snow but I’m also very jealous of the powder days you guys & gals are getting!

    Anyone been up to Powder Mountain lately? It has to be skiing great with a healthy base and lots of pow.

    Question: Anyone ever do any skinning/hiking skiing after a resort closes? I think I may be able to get back on skis by late April. I’d imagine Pow Mow will still have good stashes of snow on the north facing aspects should we even have average snowfall for the rest of winter.
     

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