Report from February 18, 2022
Yesterday, I got out for a short skin and a short ski after the Park City area got around 3″ of snow.
The day was sunny and warm and windless.
I walked up to the Park City ridgeline and looked for a spot that might be soft.
Clearly, it wasn’t a true powder day but there was new snow and I couldn’t handle not knowing exactly how it skied.
After hanging out on the ridge for a few minutes and taking in the views of Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird, and Salt Lake City, I dropped in.
The snow was dry and loose on top of firm ice that I was hitting on every turn.
There was maybe 5″ of new snow up there on very firm snow and/or ice.
In spots, the snow was wind-pressed and catchy.
I made a lot of turns and kept it slow all the way down, not wanting to get hung up and take an ugly fall in the dust on crust.
The low angle trees below the ridgeline were fun and perfect for butt-wiggle turns.
I ended up on a groomer, took 1 lift, and skied home.
I liked that I could see my tracks from the bottom of the hill.
Once home I looked out the window and smiled knowing that I’d given it my best shot.
I guess we’ll all just keep waiting – waiting for snow.