Winter Chalk: Alta Conditions Update + Photo Tour

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Daryn Edmunds getting some leftover goods off Wildcat
Daryn Edmunds getting some leftover goods off Wildcat

After receiving over 6 feet of snow over Christmas week, the skiing continues to rip at Alta with the start of the New Year.  Soft wintery snow was to be found all over, with the best turns hanging out off of High Traverse on Collins.  Supreme lift also had some fun off the skiers right, as well as skiing upper chair line under Collins.

Jesse finding some of the soft stuff on High Boy
Jesse finding some of the soft stuff on High Boy

Alta is always one of our favorite places, even a week after the storm, the majority of the mountain remains smooth, chalky, and ripping.  This is exactly how High Boy and the trees to the skiers right were skiing.  They took winners for the day, with smooth and chalky winter snow and the occasional pocket of powder.  With light winds, things were only getting smoother with each lap and the skiing was fantastic.

Daryn Getting into some of the goods off High Traverse
Daryn Getting into some of the goods off High Traverse

Favorable winds were depositing snow into High Greeley making for a few inches of fresh wind buff.  Wildcat was also harboring some fun turns, with natural and man made features abound.  On the whole, Alta is still ripping with smooth turns and plenty of airs.

Alta forecast for the upcoming week
Alta forecast for the upcoming week

The next few days are looking like sunshine for Alta, but it’s starting to look like the weekend is holding a nice chance for a refresh after the holidays.

Look closely...you'll spot a Jesse enjoying a deliciously chalky turn
Look closely…you’ll spot a Jesse enjoying a deliciously chalky turn
When it comes to over snow transportation, Alta knows what's good
When it comes to over snow transportation, Alta knows what’s good
Heading up Supreme in search of the goods
Heading up Supreme in search of the goods
Taking in the views prior to dropping into High Boy at Alta
Taking in the views prior to dropping into High Boy at Alta
High Boy was where the chalk, and occasional pow, was at
High Boy was where the chalk, and occasional pow, was at
Salt Lake City was hanging out in the sun most of the day
Salt Lake City was hanging out in the sun most of the day
Mount Superior wrapped up in a veil of clouds for most of the day
Mount Superior wrapped up in a veil of clouds for most of the day
Look closely... Can you see the kitty cat off the Supreme chair?
Look closely… Can you see the cat tree off the Supreme chair?
Leaving cold smoke hangin' with each turn in High Boy
Leaving cold smoke hangin’ with each turn in High Boy

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2 thoughts on “Winter Chalk: Alta Conditions Update + Photo Tour

  1. Jesse – The snow pack at Alta right now is actually a bit above average for this time of year. Alta is a rocky mountain, it just a fact. Slopes with a north aspect are holding snow very well though, and the skiing is still good. If you think rocks = fail, I hear the groomers at beaver creek are shrub and rock free…

  2. snowpack looks kind of sparse lots of brown spots and little shrubs and rocks sticking out = fail.

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