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Thread: Wasatch Conditions 11-12
01-20-2012, 07:09 AM #501
Well that ^^ looks beyond sketchy.
Careful...Next wave rolls in tonight with 1.5 to 2.5 feet of new snow on a west/nw wind (20-30mpg). Temps in the 10 to 20 range. Monday should be dessert. 6-12.
01-20-2012, 08:52 AM #502Registered User
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Holy shit! That is scary, the beast is out and its hungry. Stay away from the steeps man, this is serious bad shit going down.
01-20-2012, 09:31 AM #503
Sounds like you are signed up on the UDOT Twitter/Text alert, but for those that are not, sign up: @UDOTavy to get information on when we are planning to do control work above the Highways and when/what backcountry areas will be closed.
01-20-2012, 11:31 AM #504
One of the better days of the year for sure out there today. The 4" of new snow came in light and turning conditions are fast and fun on low angle slopes. Good to see some mags out there."Officially known as Highway U-210, more commonly known as Little Cottonwood Canyon and unofficially acknowledged as the epicenter of the greatest snow on earth." Andrew McLean
01-20-2012, 02:43 PM #505
01-21-2012, 06:47 AM #506
always good to share turns
southfacing was a lot more variable but Alexiz says it was better than most of his skiing last year
over the pond.
Lot of collapsing on the skin up to fantasy most q1 to ground facets lot of previous windswept lurker rocks thin spots from faceshot pockets to still not yet covered fall vegitation.
plenty of rime on ridgetop trees Will see if I can get Plum bro to join and post his pics
class pit results from off summer road pretty variable and interesting, cut short though cause somebody saw a slide up griz w/ no exit tracks
Not sure where and thought the large group that corniced off the slide off patsey into 1k turns called alta dispatch to report.
Anthow if you are out and set off large slides intentionally or not if you report them such confusion can possibly avoided
oh and PAJ
when the premiere splitboarder shreds by you on his dp exit to head over to OR to pimp his fine splitbord wares
YOU BETTER SPRAG and name drop THAT JJ TOLD US TO "GET AFTER IT BROS""When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace
01-21-2012, 07:48 AM #507
Jesus Dibs... You up early enough posting on TGR? Hoping this storm matches what the NOAA is showing. Around tonight? May stop by if you have some free time.
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01-21-2012, 09:31 AM #508
dude they don't give me that willie wonkas silver pass for sleepin in. This damn bum works a wee bit come on by almost time to get the shane memorial spatula demo fleet on snow.
lots of interesting obs and you don't even need to expose yourself to a lot of danger to learn a bit
"When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace
01-21-2012, 01:40 PM #5093 bean salad
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01-21-2012, 03:55 PM #510
01-21-2012, 04:32 PM #511
UDOT will close the road in Lt. Cottonwood Canyon tomorrow morning January 22, 2012, at Snowbird Entry I at 6:30 a.m.
Inter-lodge Travel Restrictions (implemented by the Alta Town Marshal, and Snowbird Snow Safety) will go into effect at 7:00 a.m.
Backcountry access to areas on the NORTH SIDE of Lt. Cottonwood Canyon between Gate C and Grizzly Gulch, will be CLOSED beginning at 10:00 p.m. tonight.
It is anticipated that Backcountry Travel restrictions will be lifted, and the canyon road will reopen by 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
UDOT Avalanche Forecast Office
01-21-2012, 08:42 PM #512
Heard LCC road just got buried under 15 feet of debris around White Pine...
anyone know anything more?
01-21-2012, 08:47 PM #513
humm, I just got a text about this...anyone?"Officially known as Highway U-210, more commonly known as Little Cottonwood Canyon and unofficially acknowledged as the epicenter of the greatest snow on earth." Andrew McLean
01-21-2012, 09:33 PM #514
UPD was being assholes when I pulled up. Bummed I didn't make it...
01-21-2012, 10:25 PM #515
True story. Interlodge in effect now. Total shitshow on the road so we headed to GMD to wait it out. After digging ourselves and several other people out we got turned around on the bipass rd. Alta sheriff said white pine buried the highway 15 feet deep. Additional slides have hit the bipass rd shortly after we made it back up. Udot and snow safety are reportedly probing one. Dfinn couldnt make it back up to Alta. No estimated reopening time on the 210.There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
01-21-2012, 10:29 PM #516
Alta had a snowcat blading out the GMD lot and pulling cars out. Total mayhem. I could barely get around in a lifted Tundra with good all terrains, had to gun it at like 4000RPM to make any progress. Put a lot of wear and tear on the truck tonight.
Last edited by beaterdit; 01-21-2012 at 10:39 PM.There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
01-21-2012, 10:30 PM #517
...........There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
01-21-2012, 10:41 PM #518
Did my last lap on little cloud at 3:40... got back down and killed a talley from gritz and then headed to my jeep down in the creekside lot about 4:15. Had to help 3 different suvs get movin and then hopped in my jeep and took me an hour 45 to get down LLC. Fuckin cars were everywhere - crazy shitcakes
01-22-2012, 12:05 AM #519
I've never had so much fun watching a parking lot before. I think I saw your Tundra in the mayhem. Funny shit watching people try to dig out their cars with skis. Watched the snowcat help push a guy out of his spot, then his tires gripped and he gunned it full speed into the snowbank bordering the creek.
beaterdit i think you just called and asked about breakfast?
01-22-2012, 12:11 AM #520
Ha! That was Stroupskier, we're rooming together. I was just down at the desk getting a bunch of ibuprofen, was that you? Been a while. Yeah that parking lot was craziness. See ya tomorrow, hopefully they get some of the goods open!There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
01-22-2012, 12:24 AM #521
I never do recognize people I have only met in ski gear. not a bad night to be stuck here!
patrollers that just came in just finished up with a probe line and dog search at the bird. Comma ran all the way to the parking structure. Can't believe they didn't shut down the road and go to interlodge til shit really started hitting the fan.
01-22-2012, 08:08 AM #522
New estimated LCC Road opening: 1030
01-22-2012, 09:02 AM #523Isocrates: “Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress.”
01-22-2012, 09:17 AM #524
01-22-2012, 09:32 AM #525Life is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.