Report from March 20, 2023
Day #100 of the season for us yesterday!
Yesterday was our day to pack up for Alaska and get everything dialed in for our heli-guiding trip to Valdez with Pulseline Adventure.
But, we figured we could sneak out for a few laps off Peak 5 at Park City, UT mid-day.
We hit Peak 5 at 1:40pm and it was warm with in and out sun.
We weren’t expecting anything great.
The resort had reported 3″ of new snow.
We went to our training ground run: “The Abyss” off Peak 5.
The Abyss is very good for your skiing:
- Tight trees
- Powder patches
We were blown away to find quite a bit of new snow out there and very fun skiing.
It was a lot deeper than 3″.
We ripped a run top to bottom – panting at the bottom.
This run is so fun.
We went back up for 4 more Abyss runs before doing one long 9,990′ all the way back down the mountain and home.
As I got to the top of 9,990′ they had just closed the upper mountain lifts due to approaching lightning.
Just then a blizzard started with driving snow and insane wind.
Getting down the mountain was a challenge and a joy in that storm.
I sat in my house watching it rage outside as I prepared for a live interview with Fox Weather.
A solid power hour plus that got us stoked, kept us trained up, and helped us stay sharp for AK.