Alta, UT Report: First Ski Of The Season On October 20th, 2019

Martin Kuprianowicz | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
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14″ of new snow at Alta Ski Area making for a righteous pre-season shred, 10.20.19.

14″ of new snow fell on Alta Ski Area and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains last weekend. Gone are the warm days full of winter daydreams to ski again. Winter is here in all her glory.

October 20th, 2019 was our first ski of the season at Alta, and we couldn’t have been more hyped!

Hiking up the summer road to hit some October powder at Alta Ski Area.

We hiked up the summer road to the top of Albion Basin just in time for a gorgeous sunset. Mt. Superior, now completely covered, was looking majestic as clouds hovered around it, adding a powerful effect.

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Mt. Superior tucked away amongst the clouds, barely poking its head out.

Then the moment we had been patiently waiting for since the last day of last ski season finally arrived. We tightened our boots, strapped our skis on, and skied down.

We bombed down alongside the Sunnyside chair in Albion Basin. There, we got some nice, fast turns in light, fluffy powder, hooting and hollering out of pure ecstasy to be skiing again.

Summer road, Alta UT
The ‘not so’ summer road at Alta.

The stoke for skiing is now at an annual high as winter looms and Alta Ski Area is poised to open in just 31 days, on November 23rd. Hope to see you up there!

Albion Basin, Alta UT
Only 31 more days until the lifts start spinning again at Alta Ski Area!

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