Alta Backcountry

Wind Buff and Qualifier Day at Snowbird

March 10th, 2011 by

Today was a lovely wind buffed day at the bird with walk on trams and warm sunny weather. It was windy as hell and the snow is stacking into Silver Fox for tomorrows Day one of the Snowbird comp.
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Deep Snow and Reggae

March 10th, 2011 by

The last seven days of skiing have been epic. Now that the sun is back out the snow is not so deep anymore.  Oh well, it was a good run of powder skiing days. Bo Torrey sent me this edit from those deep days earlier season and it made me smile. I hope it makes you smile too!

Too Much Fun at Alta and Snowbird

March 7th, 2011 by

After the mega sleeper day yesterday people packed into LCC early this morning. I got the the tram at 8:30am and it was a 4 tram wait. F*ck that! I walked back to the bypass and headed to Wildcat. 9th chair at 9:00am, you gotta love the kitty. It didn’t snow as much last night as I thought it would have, but the pow was creamy and plentiful. Most of the folks that were up first thing in the morning were gone by 11:00am and the snow actually held up really well.

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Shredding the Alta/Snowbird Border

March 5th, 2011 by

If you are wondering if you should go skiing today or not the answer is a strong YES! Yesterday was epic and if you know how your way around there is still plenty of soft pow out there in the shadows. The official report claimed only 5″ at Alta for yesterday, but this was super aspect/area dependent. We were rocking out all over the Alta/Snowbird border and the fresh stuff was 12″ in lots of places.
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Getting it Done on an Alta Pow Day

March 3rd, 2011 by
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Kyle Sul sent me this edit from the powder day last weekend at Alta on Saturday. It looks like the boys and girls were getting after it pretty hard. They hit just about every cliff on the Supreme chair and it looks like the Elevator in the Ho was also sent. Nice work guys.
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Carston Oliver Goes F*ing Huge

March 2nd, 2011 by

Carston Oliver is known to anyone who has met him as a kid with the ability to go huge. I have always said that he is half rubber and half amazing. This video pretty much says it all. You can watch him casually throw a 1080 in this POV clip off what appears to be a cliff somewhat larger than a huge building.
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Deep Splitboard Backcountry Action

February 20th, 2011 by

This video was sent to us by Tom Martens of Pure Light Images. It was all shot yesterday Feb 19th, 2011 in the Alta backcountry (Silver Fork and Grizzly Gulch). The skier is Rob Nowels. Rob and Tom worked together for years at the front desk at the Cliff Lodge. It is awesome to see that they are still getting after it together.
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Hannah Whitney and Kyle Sul: Photos of the Week

February 19th, 2011 by
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The photos of the week this week were submitted by the one and only Hannah Whitney of SheJumps. Hannah and her super ripper boyfriend Kyle Sul were out shooting earlier … Read More

Wasatch Adventures: Photos of the Week

February 13th, 2011 by
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It has been an eventful week in the Wasatch. Lots of early mornings, lots of hiking, lots of skiing powder with friends and lots of beautiful light. Here are some … Read More

Eric and Daryn Ride Mt. Superior

February 9th, 2011 by

Waking up early is always worth it for powder. Sometimes it is hard to get up, but you gotta if you want to eat that big juicy worm. Hiking 3 hours for powder is also always worth it if the powder is really good.  The snow on Mt. Superior was good enough to make both worth it today!
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