Utah Little Cottonwood Canyon 2018-2019, Reports, Pics, and Banter

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Brent posted this on Facebook with the comment
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    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Is that today?
     
  3. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yup, time stamp is from this morning.
     
  4. jmills115

    jmills115 Getting off the lift Skier

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    It was an ok day with 12”+ in mineral after not opening yesterday.
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    With Peruvian 45 late to open (I was at the front) and the tunnel to mineral another hour, this was waiting for me for the second chair. It moved quickly though.

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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    ^^^ :eek:
     


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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Ikoneers strikes again. :duck::D
     
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  7. P-Ute

    P-Ute Putting on skis Skier

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    Snowbird's Peruvian side today at 11:00 today. Much smaller crowd today. No lift lines!

    Powder Paradise and Road to Provo are still closed today. The little bit of new snow overnight filled in yesterday's tracks due to strong winds (last night and today) and left an odd surface of hard and soft. So, I quickly moved back to the groomed runs.

    The groomers were nice packed powder at the top, a little scrapped off in the middle and bottom was changing back to soft corn like stuff.

    Skier numbers were very manageable, no lines, but slopes on Peruvian side were a bit crowded initially. I felt like the only skier in Mineral Basin and Little Cloud. Quit just before noon and there seemed to be a bunch more people coming up the canyon.

    Now we must wait until Friday for another day at the Bird!
    I hear the snow conditions are going to be horrible on Friday, so all you Locals and Ikoneers please go to work on Friday! If conditions change I promise to let you know.;)

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    This report is due to a request by @Jim Kenney that I occasionally make a report after he travels back to the real world. The pic is one I took of Jim on May 9th. Seems only fair that we should get to see Jim skiing too.
     
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  8. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

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    I interrupt this snow storm for a shot of friends and family from the West Coast, north of Malibu, CA today.
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    Ski on my friends in UT!
     
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  9. Ryan Dietrich

    Ryan Dietrich Putting on skis Skier

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    I was at Snowbird on Saturday, I climbed up the mountain to be in that crazy line. Conditions for the middle of May were incredible. I couldn't believe it. I wish I had gone Sunday, but Regulator kind of sapped my will on my run down to the car (steep, low vis, tons of wet powder, and me fumbling around like an idiot).

    Still nice to get day #61 so late in the season.
     
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    Unmarkedobstacles formerly the UA guy Industry Insider

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    No, no, never
     
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    BobMc

    BobMc In line for the tram Skier

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    BobMc In line for the tram Skier

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    Above pics are a mixture of the weekend, from Friday to Sunday.

    Stayed at the Cliff Friday, Snowbird Ski Patrol put on the Baldy Bash fundraiser at the Tram Club Friday night. Like last year it brought the snow. Mike stayed up there with me and we got up early met Travis and son and joined the line at about 7:15. There were only about 15-20 people in line at that point. The line didn’t grow much till it got close to 8.

    Pic taken at 7:57

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    Pic taken at 8:10
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    Pic taken at 8:30

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    Pic at 8:37

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    Second lap like mentioned line was still there. Bout 5-7 minutes hiking from the plaza to the top of the line and then an exact 20 minutes to sideslide back down the hill we’d just hiked up.
     
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  13. jmills115

    jmills115 Getting off the lift Skier

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    That’s me in red in the middle of your 757 pic.

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  14. Ryan Dietrich

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    Heh, I'm going back this weekend. The tram is going to be open, and they're getting even MORE snow. It looks like I'm going to unlock an achievement by skiing on memorial day, this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I'll probably have to go again the following weekend so I can say I skied in June. Absurd winter!
     
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  15. blackke17

    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    I hear the lift lines were outrageous again today- sure would of beat sitting in the office tho
     
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    Snowbird 08:49 5/24/2019
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    I could sum up Snowbird with one word today. “Meh” Took 1.5 hours to get 2 runs down Peruvian.

    Snow was nice, but heavy. I think just about any ski width would have adequate flotation today. Powder in Peruvian was pretty much skied out before I got to the top for my first run. Initial visibility was poor due to snowing at top and flat light. Crowd is much bigger than last Friday, I was not there last Saturday, but I would guess a similar sized crowd today. I liked last Friday’s snow better too. Could just be me, but I can do without the crowds.

    I did not stick around for opening of Mineral or Little Cloud at 11am & 11:30am, respectively. I do not think Powder Paradise or Road to Provo opened today, so neither has been open for about 10 days. I look forward to sunshine and harvesting some corn.
     
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  17. Bill Miles

    Bill Miles Getting off the lift Skier

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    Seems like they should have reopended Gadzoo m. They used to keep more lifts open later, but not this late.
     
  18. jmills115

    jmills115 Getting off the lift Skier

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    Prepping myself to get in line for a chair tomorrow ogsmile

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  19. silverback

    silverback Getting on the lift Skier

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    I was there. I had a great day but it did require patience. I try to keep my gratitude higher than my expectations but it was easy Friday.

    Arrived just before 8am and waited in the crazy line at Peruvian until the chair opened at around 9:30. My line neighbors were a fun group so it wasn't terrible.

    The first run down Peruvian was good. Mostly untracked where I skied. The line was still long when I got to the bottom but it moved pretty quickly.

    Back on top a line was starting to form at the tunnel entrance. I decided to wait as Peruvian was looking pretty beat up. The wait was about an hour. Again, a good group at the front of the line so time went fast. We hustled through the tunnel and I never crossed a track in Mineral Basin. Really fun skiing! I was one of the first chairs loaded out of Mineral and went straight to Little Cloud.

    The snow was lighter/ better on Little Cloud than Mineral or Peruvian. Visability was low and you were in the white room until about 3/4 the way down Regulator but with a foot+ of totally untracked snow, it skied great! Got several REALLY good runs with lots of untracked turns on Little Cloud. Later, once the snow got skied the low vis was work as you had to keep your guard up (random holes were people had fallen and deep traverse lines, etc.). Lower, where you could see enough to let em run, the crud was fun.

    It would have been good in February but the end if May? It was great. Took this photo on my 4th or 5th ride up Little Cloud. (A little before noon)

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  20. jmills115

    jmills115 Getting off the lift Skier

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    That is the only way to look at it when skiing 12” of untracked this late in the season.
    I rented snowshoes and packed my boots and skis on my back at Alta today. The line next door doesn’t seem so bad now since I parked at 8600’ and walked up to 10k’ (first slow signs on Devils Elbow) before taking the best 7 minute run of the season.
    How long have you had the Pescados? I have the same ski mounted with pivots.
     

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