My Apologies–I Digress

By:  Greg
December 30, 2009 10:22 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

Sorry to take your attention away from the main event, but the Wasatch delivered today. We couldn’t get into anything too serious due to rapid snowfall rates and near zero visibility, but a little across-the-road-backcountry near Alta turned into face shot central. We headed up from the car just as the storm out here was getting going–6″ on the ground–and by the time we reached the ridge we were at well over a foot. Pockets of 18″ existed. Tunnel vision top to bottom.

Porter checking the stability… the snow liked to billow into the face… very dangerous
Porter checking the stability

KC remembers why we took the early flight… wake up in NJ… face shots in UT.
no regrets about the 3am wakeup

Good luck right-coasters with the New Year’s storm. I am crossing my fingers for a baker’s meter! Out here in Utah we’ll be on a hut trip to ring in the new year. I’ll post up more shots and mini-TRs as we ski along. Eventually I’ll make an amalgam of a TR. Thanks for staying tuned to FIS!

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  1. powhounddd
    wrote on December 31st, 2009 at 1:25 am  

    congrats and enjoy! Luckies!!

  2. Gtreeskis
    wrote on December 31st, 2009 at 11:50 am  

    nice, pow and chicks. You guys rock!

  3. Anonymous
    wrote on January 2nd, 2010 at 2:36 pm  

    Awesome picture, Kristin! The only problem is that you don’t look happy enough. :-) I’m having more fun on the ice in Vermont anyway.

  4. bushman
    wrote on January 3rd, 2010 at 9:58 am  

    heading up to JPeak to catch new foot+ yesterday and more on the way today and tonight, so when winds die out Mon AM untouched stuff, fianlly, will be open; yeah, Utah is hard to match, but JP does not have avalanches, no need to fly, reasonable (like Alta), and bet if they blindfolded you and dropped you on Kitzbuel, other than the pines being different you’d say it’s the same. Hey, great photos just the same, gets us pumped. HNY

  5. bushman
    wrote on January 4th, 2010 at 9:10 am  

    JP web this AM says they picked up 12-19 new; snowing last hour, another inch or more, blowing, temp 7F, going to 20; winds should die; looks good. heading out to demo fat skis and board.

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