Snowbasin, UT Conditions Report – Luxurious Bluebird Day!

Guy LaDouche | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Don't forget to wash your hands
Don’t forget to wash your hands

Let me start by saying I would come back to Snowbasin in a heartbeat just for the amazing bathrooms and ham and cheese croissants. The amenities at this place are TOP NOTCH. You’d expect a place this nice to be full of green and blue groomers like Northstar… but wait! There’s more!

Not Green, or Blue, or Groomer
Not Green, or Blue, or Groomer

We were blessed with a bluebird spring day a few days after the storm earlier in the week.

Snowbasin, UT = 

  • 94″ snowpack
  • 248″ snowfall total

The steep north facing aspects were still holding wintery snow. We had two great runs in Lone Tree at 330pm that were still shady and wintery. There were some amazing steep groomers off the John Paul chair that were wide open where you could really lay them over.

Laying them over
Laying them over

The south and west facing aspects got pretty sticky pretty fast as you’d expect in the spring, but we had no shortage of pow into the afternoon on the steep and shady aspects. The cirques at the top of the mountain provide a phenomenal backdrop every time you ride the chair up that makes you feel like you’re in the Alps (full disclosure – I’ve never even bee to the Alps, but this is what I expect them to look like). This was definitely the highlight of our Utah trip (so far) and I hope to return one day for a mid-winter mid-week pow day.

Austria? Or Utah?
Austria? Or Utah?

Photo Tour:

Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows represent!
Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows represent!
Cold smoke
Cold smoke
Jenny finding some morning pow
Jenny finding some morning pow
Your tee time, I mean ski time, is 9am
Your tee time, I mean ski time, is 9am
No patrol? No problem
No patrol? No problem (make sure to be properly trained and have the right gear before going into the backcountry!!!)
Keith came over 8,000 miles to ski here!
Keith came over 8,000 miles to ski here!
Skimac likes soft snow
Skimac likes soft snow
Getting ready to drop
Jenny dropping in
Jenny snagging some fresh
Jenny snagging some fresh spring pow
Who's stoked?
Who’s stoked? These guys are stoked
Powder bumps are the best bumps
Powder bumps are the best bumps
Lunch with a view
Lunch with a view
International love on the gondolas
International love on the gondolas
Nice peaks
Nice peaks
Let's go there
Let’s go there

 


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