Brought to you by Loveland Ski Area The 21st Annual Loveland Ski Area CAIC Corn Harvest Benefit is one of the best snow events Colorado has to offer. Ahh, springtime in the Rocky Mountains. As we wind down the 2022 season, it is time for everything from slush bumps and sunshine to the one last major dump of snow of […]
Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Report From Saturday, April 10, 2021 I’ve stared at those mountains for half a decade—since I first moved to Utah. Two days ago I finally skied them. All I can think now is: why haven’t I gone there sooner? On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Aidan, Devin, and I hit the road at 5:00 am […]
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzllSDKgLns/?igshid=1bhqp1q5eq6zm SnowBrains intern Martin Kuprianowicz shredding down Suicide Chute. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz Location: Mt. Superior, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah Date skied: July 7th, 2019 Ascent time: 62 minutes Conditions: Glorious summer corn skiing Music choice: Sublime’s “Everything Under the Sun” album For the 7th of July, the snow on Suicide Chute couldn’t be much better. It was fast and corny […]
Even on the driest of years, Mammoth Mountain consistently remains open until ‘at least’ Memorial Day (late May.) On massive years, they run the upper lifts until August…yes, a non-glaciated mountain that runs lifts until August. If I recall correctly, the years of August 1995 & 2017 to name a few. On a normal year, the goal is run lifts through the July 4th weekend.
I started my North American ski season making my first turns of the year on a mountain I grew up on and where my family has been skiing for the better part of 30 years, Kachina Peak in Taos New Mexico I toured up Kachina the week before Thanksgiving was rewarded with record deep snow and epic pow. El Nino was predicted to treat Taos well and for the most part this came true.
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 […]
Last week in the Wasatch was the warmest week of the year so far and we had gone over a week with no snow, only intense sunny days and cold nights. Last Saturday (4/27) was the perfect recipe for corn. Cold clear night of 29°F and a high of over 50°F with a clear sky. Little Pine Chute was our […]