All good things must come to an end. Today it ended with Tram Operators rapping the announcements, skiing Main Chute, zipper lines, pond skimming and frothy beverages. Fortunately if you live in Utah you still have one more day to partake in all the closing day shenanigans, even those that don’t involve clothing and NOT falling.
The conditions today were very similar to what you would expect at the end of May, stellar. If it wasn’t rocks and grass, it was corn. Old chunky, slushy, creamy corn. Things first off this morning started frozen in areas, yet very edge-able. Not only was the snow great, we have 2,900 vertical feet of skiing. That’s right, full blown tram laps all the way onto the skiers bridge. If you’re legs can’t keep up with 2,900 vertical feet of moguls since the grooming is nearly done with the exception of one or two runs each night, the new Little Cloud High-speed Quad is still running with access to all of Little Cloud Bowl.
The list of “Open” runs at this point might be a measly 4 but all of Little Cloud Bowl is open with Lower Gad Valley and Peruvian Gulch as backcountry. Tram accessed backcountry.
My favorite part of spring skiing at The Bird is finally being able to hike to the top of Mount Baldy to ski Main Chute, Little Chute, Dog Leg Chute and Pearla’s Chute. Then returning to Snowbird couldn’t be easier. Traversing back to the top of Alta’s Wildcat chair is simply a gliding traverse now with a quick jaunt down through the Key Hole.
Tomorrow, Monday, May 27th is the final day of Snowbird’s season. There should be no excuse to not be there. There will be a costume contest on the Plaza Deck and I expect you all to crush it and be outrageous. From those privy to information that I’ve spoken with, rumor has it the Grand Prize costume will get a Gad 2 chair. Gad 2 is a Snowbird original lift from 1971 and is being upgraded to a Quad this summer.
Who was at Snowbird today? Who will be at Snowbird tomorrow? Who says Bird where? I’m biking now!