Report from April 23, 2022
Honestly, I didn’t expect much today.
I just got home from Alaska last night at midnight and it was kinda raining in Park City.
In the morning, Alta was reporting 12″ of new snow in the past 12 hours.
I slept in, thought about how the canyon lines would be long, and decided to show up at Alta at 1pm today.
I showed up boots on ready to go at 2:15pm.
No traffic up the canyon.
The line for the Collins chair was longish when I showed up and it was dumping hard.
Really dumping hard.
On our 1st run we ripped down under the Collins chair – one of my favorite lines at Alta.
The snow was insanely good, soft, and fun.
I was blown away.
I thought it was gonna hot, sloppy, and a bit messy out there today.
It was none of those things.
It was full-on winter.
Dry, soft snow with no firm bottom anywhere.
For our 2nd run we hit High Rustler – arguably the best run at Alta.
It was money.
Top to bottom very soft chowder that skied like a dream.
Back in line on the Collins chair I ran into my old buddy Daryn and his buddy Matt.
We all went for another Hi Boy.
Then under the chair again.
We even saw a guy ripping powder in no shirt.
His upper body was so pissed off – I thought he was wearing a red jacket…
I lost track of the runs but we ended it with an Eagles Nest variation that was “steep and rad”.
We skied right until 4:30pm and bolted out of the parking lot worried about the red snake down the canyon.
No red snake!
We zipped out of the canyon and up to a friends birthday party in great time.
Today was my favorite storm day of the season.
Tomorrow is Alta’s last day of the season.
Alta has now seen 425″ of snowfall this season.