Alta Conditions Report – Great Coverage and Spring Temps!

Aaron Rice | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

This winter in Utah has sure been a weird one. Crazy warmth and not much snow. But there is a reason we ski Alta. Even a bad year hear is better than a normal year in Colorado. The past few weeks have been very warm, but luckily Alta is mostly North facing and the coverage on most slopes is still good.

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Skiing Superior across the road looking back at Alta [Photo: Aaron Rice, Skier: Chris Smith]
The groomers have been starting the day a bit firm, but by 11 things are starting to soften up. On Sugarloaf things begin to soften even a bit earlier

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Fast and soft groomers. [Skier: Sam, Photo: Aaron Rice]
By the afternoons everything is skiing great. The Collins Jib lap is skiing amazing right now. Find a possy and start ripping. For those unfamiliar, the Collins jib lap is the Alta equivalent of a terrain park. At 2000 vertical feet with about 30 total features you can take your pick hitting about 15-20 features per line depending on your creativity level. There is every thing from cat track butter pads, to short soft mogul lines, to 20-30ft table tops!

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looking down canyon [Photo: Kyle Greenhouse]
We did have a quick refresher last week that freshened things up nicely for a few days, but with the high sun and warm temps it wasn’t long before we were back to skiing the mushed potatoes.

 

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some creamy soft stuff for a few days [skier: Joey Campanelli. Photo: Aaron Rice]

On some of the more exposed lines the wind and sun has melted some snow. But perserverance was well worth it for a perfect eddies high nowhere run in smooth un-trenched corn.

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up to nowhere [photo: Kyle Greenhouse]

SNOW REPORT:

24 hour snowfall: 0”
7 day snowfall: 0″
base: 70″
season snowfall: 261″

WEATHER:

 

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Disclaimer: The author of this post received compensation from Alta Ski Area for writing it. However, the content is solely determined by the author.


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