SPAM #1: Flagstaff Peak–LCC, UT

By:  Greg
September 15, 2010 1:00 pm | Category: Skiing, SPAM

The Skiing Photos AMalgamated Series (SPAM) is FIS' way of stoking your fire for winter! Every-so-often we will be releasing a photo-amalgam, and offering the work as a FREE download to jazz up your desktop background. GIT SUM!

Time to start moving away from artsy-shmartzy summer camera swimming stuff, and get the boat directed toward winter. To this end, today we start the FIS SPAM (Single Photos AMalgamated) Series. To start off the series, we are revisiting Greg‘s trip to visit Porter in Utah in early January 2010. The shots that went into this amalgam were taken from near the summit of Flagstaff Peak after a busy day of skiing Days Fork. We started at around 8am from near the base of Alta, and headed up and over Flagstaff to the backside. After schussing powder all day (and not bringing nearly enough water), we made our way back to the summit of Flagstaff to return home. As we crested the ridge we were surprised to see an undercast creeping up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Most of Mt. Superior had already been engulfed, and although the weather posed no serious thread, we made haste of our transition from tour to ski in order to grab some shots of skiing into the beautiful weather phenomenon. Porter made short work of “getting the shot.”
Porter skis into the undercast

If you like the shot, feel free to download a higher resolution copy for your desktop below:

For now, we’re just releasing the two resolutions that are most common amongst our readers, but if you ask extra nice in the comments below, we can start whipping up other resolutions made to order. Enjoy!

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  1. Porter Haney
    wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm  

    What a day. We really shredded some POW on the Northern side of the LCC/BCC ridge. Light, fluffy, dry Utah snow.

    We hopped back over the ridge, to ski down the south facing slope back to LCC, and take a few shots. Greg captured, literally, the first turn back into LCC. The snow was extremely sticky due to its sun exposure all day. Thankfully, I kept my balance and slarved out a decent turn. Nice to see it all stitched together, good work G.

    • Greg
      wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 6:00 pm  

      thanks Port. I’ll tell ya… first turn, last turn, 42nd turn…I’d take any of them right about now either for myself or my lens :D

  2. icelanticskier
    wrote on September 16th, 2010 at 9:09 am  

    DAMN UTAH SUN! oh how many days i wished i had glop stopper on my left skin while heading west up that ridge…… january. can never be too cold there on an aspect in the direct sun. white pine tho, fahk is it cold in there. one day touring with craig towards boulder basin in upper wp in deep winter, he look back at me and said, “man! it’s really cold isn’t it?” i looked at him and said, “puke cold craig, i feel like i wanna puke, it’s so cold”. ah memories.

    nice shot!


  3. Virginia Skier
    wrote on September 22nd, 2010 at 12:33 pm  

    Great shot guys! This is a sweet series…

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