Utah 2018-19 Utah Weather and Stoke

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

  1. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    It was worth the delay! :D
     
  2. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Holy cow was it ever! I was so surprised at how fluffy the snow was this morning! I really struggle in dense snow over about 6 inches, well, today was easily 10 inches up higher, and it was a hoot, even on my Santa Ana 88s. I got a good five runs of fresh tracks, which is a rarity up there any more. I still can't ski over on JP side with low-vis, but I think I'll be ready for it next season.

    I left around noon when it started to set up and get a little weird. Tomorrow looks to be a cool, bluebird day. Fun stuff! Hunt Bryce down if you're still around!
     
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  3. Wasatchman

    Wasatchman over the hill Skier

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    Great day at Solitude today. Surprisingly, I found fresh tracks until noon and got lucky to hit Honeycomb just as the gates opened. I don't normally ski weekends in the Cottonwoods, but the skiing was so nice today I'm going to give it a try given the crowds are generally a lot less this time.of year.
     
  4. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

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    Solitude closing day Apr 14, 2019, it was quite soggy early, wet snow, then it lightened as day went on. By the time I left around 215PM the sun was coming out.
    I made about 4 passes through Honeycomb Canyon. There was good snow there and I especially liked a chute in the far edge, might be Boundary Chutes?? solitude honeycomb view.jpg solitude honeycomb also.jpg
    Good snow in Headwall Forest too.
    solitude headwall forest.jpg Sun coming out finally. Good crowd for closing day. The base entry lot 1 was full. I had to park on the street not too far out. Lift lines small.
    solitude base.jpg
     
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  5. Ryan Dietrich

    Ryan Dietrich Putting on skis Skier

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    I was at Alta Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was crazy for a weekend powder day, nobody was there. No lift lines at all. There was at LEAST 9 inches of powder and it was pretty darn good. I floated and got fresh tracks until noon, and then switched to my mantras after lunch and cruised groomers until it was time to go home.

    I am gonna be super sad after this season is over, what an incredible ride it has been.
     


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