Snowbird, UT Conditions Report: This Place Is Steep & Big…

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Dropping into powdery chute with mandatory air today on the Scott Scrapper 105s.  image: snowbrains

Report from January 3rd, 2019

Snowbird Ski Resort, UT is big.

I found nearly every kind of skiing there is today: groomers, moguls, chalk, powder, tight chutes, wide open bowls, steeps.

The snow just stays good here.

We skied this chute on the lookers left with the mandatory air. image: snowbrains

Even on the groomers, skiers were throwing up huge plumes of white smoke today.

I cruised straight over to Mineral Basin to get into the sunshine and cranked a couple laps under the chair in chutes and chalky moguls – a run I’ve come to love this season.

I saw that the Baldy hike was open so I went for a stroll.

Salt Lake Valley. image: snowbrains

I found a tight, steep chute that had a mandatory air that was full of powder and only had one track in it.

I couldn’t pass it up.

The chute skied great and gave me a bit of an adrenal gland massage.

Looking west from Snowbird. image: snowbrains

From there I ripped another Mineral Basin chairline and cruised over to the front side.

Again, the snow was just good.

Soft, fun moguls.

Head! Move! image: snowbrains

Wide open groomers.

Fun steep runs like “Organ Grinder.”

Oh, and it finally warmed up today likely into the mid to high 30s and it felt great after so many days of single digits and teens…

Wide open… image: snowbrains


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Snowbird from 11,000′ Mt. Baldy summit. image: snowbrains
So wide open. image: snowbrains
Mineral Basin. I love this under the chair run. image: snowbrains
Vista de Snowbird. image: snowbrains
Open wide. image: snowbrains
Snowbird tram top. image: snowbrains
Mt Superior. image: snowbrains
People for scale… image: snowbrains
High Baldy. image: snowbrains
Pipeline. image: snowbrains
Vistas de Snowbird. image: snowbrains
Snowbird today. image: snowbrains

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One thought on “Snowbird, UT Conditions Report: This Place Is Steep & Big…

  1. Yes, Snowbird IS sweet! It gets this wild wrap from Big Cottonwood skiers about being agro and crowded but there is never anyone ever on the fun stuff. It’s just a big vert good time. Good work!

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