Christmas Break in Snowy Utah

By:  Ben
December 29, 2010

The snowpack stabilized quickly after the storm finally left, and we decided to poke around Big Cottonwood Canyon in search of some soft snow to schuss

Kate found some!

We even got some undercast to sweeten the deal

Utah is pretty…

mmmm soft snow and sun!

Powder and undercast? Just what the doctor ordered!

Christmas Day found us touring around Little Cottonwood Canyon. It was warm, sunny, and calm, and everything except south aspects was filled with amazing soft powder. Life was good.

Mike in front of Superior

Mark liked the view too!

I decided to ski a line in Wolverine Cirque and unwrapped some nice steep untracked powder

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Porter Haney
    wrote on December 29th, 2010 at 1:44 pm  

    Yeeeeeeeeeehaw. Nice shots, Ben. Another 50 on the way with more fun planned this weekend. Must be a lot of Ullr praying going on.

  2. K_C
    wrote on December 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm  

    There’s too much snow, these pics are useless. I can’t tell if Kate is on her new gotamas or not.

  3. savant skis
    wrote on December 30th, 2010 at 12:41 pm  

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing – looking forward to a west coast trip to A-basin and surrounding area, but it seems like you FIS people only go to Utah? Yes? In any case share some snow with us in the east……..

    • Ben
      wrote on December 30th, 2010 at 7:20 pm  

      We don’t only ski in Utah, but it sure is a nice place to go!

      In this case, my girlfriend (Kate) is working at Alta, so a trip to Utah was a no-brainer…

      Fortunately for you, Summit County has also been having a great start to the season (although there is almost no snow east of the Continental Divide), so you should have a good western trip!

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