Dry Brewed in the Wasatch

January 4, 2011

On the second day of the New Year we cranked the sun up to high and headed out to our favorite south facing powder beach, the behemoth – Mount Superior.

mount superior

Day two’s dry brewers consisted, once again of Ben, and also Kate (Ben’s girl friend) and Andy Anderson (who is quickly becoming a Famous Internet Skier in his own right).  Our crew slid right up to power line pass and along the ridge towards the hulking Superior.   Along the way we got to negotiate all sorts of fun obstacles.

obstacle 1

The obstacle’s proved no match for Kate’s smile.

And withered under the glare of Randerson’s mustache.

withering mustaches

After ascertaining the quality of the snowpack, we deemed it good to go, and dropped into the south facing slope.  Little did we know that the South face would feature some of the highest quality brew, with a cup full of lovely scenery to boot.

Turn after glorious turn we found nothing but the best the ‘Satch has to offer.  Ben demonstrated an encore performance from the day prior.

dropping in

Not missing an opportunity to be caught on camera, I obliged Ben with a powder turn here.

face shot

And there.

After a handful of turns taking pictures, Kate lead the charge down towards the Hellgate cliffs and Alta’s parking lots.

kate leading the way

The LCC snow bank  yielded one last, high quality schussing opportunity, and Andy took full advantage.  Andy FTW, and an inbounds skiing high five.

so fresh so clean

We’d quickly proven that a brew can get even drier after two days, but could we push it to a third?

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  1. Dwyer
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 7:33 pm  

    Was the mountain from the third day Stowe?

    • Ben
      wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 8:34 pm  


      but which summit? (hint: it rhymes with lore-head)

    • Anonymous
      wrote on January 5th, 2011 at 8:32 am  

      more bread?

  2. Adrian
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm  

    That couloir for day 3 looks super rad, although that skin track is rather intimidating.
    It also looks like some solid schawcking about, very reminiscent of the east…

  3. Tom
    wrote on January 5th, 2011 at 12:11 am  

    Awesome pics and good riding. The final couloir would have been better (for riding down), faster and safer to bootpack, no?

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on January 5th, 2011 at 12:15 pm  

      Hey Tom, I’m not convinced of that. With the depth of the snow it was certainly faster to put the skin track ladder in. Possible it would have been better skiing to only have a boot pack in. Also, possible that it would have been less impactful on the snow to boot pack, but I think that’s certainly up for discussion.

      Great pictures on pure light. Where are you based in Utah?

  4. K_C
    wrote on January 5th, 2011 at 1:21 pm  

    That ‘stache almost didn’t fit in the cooler

  5. christian
    wrote on January 5th, 2011 at 6:55 pm  

    port, we shouldn’t be able to see your teeth when you smile. let that lip wig run wild.

  6. rat-a-tat
    wrote on January 6th, 2011 at 5:51 pm  
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