Today and yesterday were likely the best two days of the season so far at Snowbird. After a rugged first couple of months the season looks like it is finally getting itself on track. Skiing on Baldy the last two days could only be described as epic. A female snowboarder friend of mine stated loudly in the tram line yesterday that she loves Baldy more than she does her her long time boyfriend. I completely understand that claim and think that if you were there either of the last two days you do too.
The wind was howling today and the Snowbird lifts department did a hell of a job keeping the tram running. Mineral was closed all day and patrol shut down the Baldy hike at about 1:00pm today due to massive amounts of wind loading. Tower 3 was also a bit unstable, with myself and several other kicking off significant slides in that area. Silver Fox was more buffed out than it has been since sometime last year. All in all it was the kind of storm day that we have been sorely missing thus far in 2012. It started dumping again at about 5:00pm today and the forecast is calling for up to 2 feet of new by the end of the day tomorrow.