Wasatch Mts, UT Backcountry Report: Blue Skies, Single Digit Temps, & Hero Snow

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Big John and the Wasatch. Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains

Report from January 1st, 2019

Brought to you by Scott Sports

Skis Used:  Scott Scrapper 115

Big John and I strolled into Big Cottonwood Canyon yesterday.

The snow was deep and heroic after a 12+” storm a few days ago.

On the first run, I did nothing but crash.

John crushed it and got in 4 solid airs on the run.

The 2nd run was long and we ran it out all the way back to the road.

Clear skies, very cold temps in the single digits, and almost no wind.

Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains

Most everything felt good out there but the snowpack is still thin and there are rock sharks lurking…

I did cut off one mini avalanche that was a few inches deep and 20′ wide on a west aspect that had gotten some wind and sun in a spot where the snow was thin.

Yesterday was an incredible day out there.

I’m slowly learning that the Wasatch Mountains are amazing…

Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains

AVALANCHE REPORT:

image: Utah Avalanche Center

FORECAST:

image: noaa

PHOTOS:

Big John deep and see that rock I skied over? That is where I triggered that small slide. image: snowbrains
snow. image: snowbrains
Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains

Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Big John up! Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Miles and the Wasatch . Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Thatta way! Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains
Vista de Wasatch yesterday. image: snowbrains


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