Alta, UT Report: Remembering That Chairlifts Are Amazing…

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Wildcat. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

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Report from November 24th, 2020

Chairlifts…

I forgot how great they are.

Lap after lap.

The Peruvian Lodge and Mt. Superior. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

Smile after covered smile.

Rhythm.

Yesterday was the first day of this season where I really felt my skis.

Mt. Baldy. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

Martin and I met up with my boss at Ice Axepeditions and his son:  Doug and Ty.

We cranked laps off the Collins, Wildcat, and Sugarloaf lifts.

Collins was a blast with little side-hits all over and fast, fun groomers.

Very few people out and no lines at all after 10am yesterday.

There was never a line on Wildcat.

Wildcat. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

The off-piste I encountered off Wildcat was crusty and unpredictable and my early season legs weren’t ready for it.

I’m diggin’ the mask now, especially on these cold days, it really keeps you a lot warmer.

And I’m saving a ton of money on sunscreen!  he he

Ice Axe Expeditions’ Ikon Pass van. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

We cranked laps from opening until 11am when I hit the road to Jackson Hole.

The drive to Jackson was dreamy with no snow at all.

I’d never seen those yawning Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho valleys without snow.

They’re gorgeous…

The road to Jackson Hole. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

Snow Numbers:

image: alta, 11/25/20

Forecast:

image: noaa, 11/25/20

 

Mask life. 11/24/20. image: snowbrains

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