words and photos by Ryan Gormly
Snowbird ski resort in Utah recently got some big storms that filled the place in well. They’ve gotten 158″ of snow this season and they have a 60″ deep base right now and they have some of the best conditions in North America right now.
The powder is mostly gone now, but we had a variety of good skiing all over the mountain yesterday. Lupine Loop, Bassanova, and Junior’s powder paradise were all great in the morning, with Mineral Basin basking in sunshine. Regulator Johnson, Pucker Brush, Bananas and the Bassackwards all were all firm and fast but skiing great.
Off piste there was still some great chalky and buttery snow hanging around in shady and northern aspects; Last Choice and Hoops still had some good snow, the Black Forest was fun and there were other stashes still to be had in Boundary and Thunder Bowls if you look closely.
Video of some of the Tahoe boys getting crazy at Snowbird this week
After lunch at the Mid-Gad, we finished off the day with some runs in Peruvian Gulch, with also firm and fast conditions on the homeward groomers and some more challenging conditions in the tougher off piste lines.
Snowbird definitely has the goods with so much great advanced terrain. We’ll be back again for sure, hopefully in the midst of the next big storm.