The first chair line-up on a powder day can be stressful, especially in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Thousands of skiers wake up at the crack of dawn (or before) and snake their way up SR 210 in hopes to score fresh tracks on The Greatest Snow On Earth.
Then, once you arrive at Snowbird or Alta, you’ll usually be met with a long line forming at the base of the first chair. It’s just the way it goes.
Some skiers and riders have deployed a controversial tactic over the years that Snowbird now appears to be cracking down on- leaving gear to hold your spot in line.
These signs are now placed at the base of Snowbird:
Bravo to Snowbird for doing something about that ridiculous behavior.
If you want to score fresh tracks, you should have to stand in line like the rest of us common folks.
Here’s hoping more ski resorts adopt this policy moving forward.