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Thread: Belated Alta season TR, again.
06-17-2012, 02:21 PM #1
Belated Alta season TR, again.
Well similar to last year I'm late getting a season TR out, or maybe I purposely do that because shots of winter in mid June carry a bit more weight imo.
here's a recap of year #1 in UT I spent at the Snowpine during 2010-2011
I fell into the helmet cam trap. I got a Contour hd and have been pretty happy with the quality of video it captures.
2011-12 I worked at the Alodge. It's a good place to work, I recommend it. I moved in pretty late, but didn't miss anything due to lack of coverage.
I held of on buying pass until February for a number of reasons; one of them being a newly acquired Dynafit setup due in large part to SFB. He hooked me up yet again with some old bro lhasas that were well broken in so contact with rocks wasn't too painful.
Despite the low snow good skiing was still attainable
And on the days with bad skiing, the sunset made up for it.
It was a happy New Year. The pig Approves
Certain easily reached stashes remained stashed for my use
The first storm came in around MLK. Some pre-storm wind
an imminent storm produced good vibes
The storm produced:
The pics are from a report I submitted to UAC
2. Good skiing, albeit low angle- photog Will Haas
The Emmas were bare 2 days prior to this tour
It quickly improved photog Will Haas
Fabs Getting deep p: Will Haas
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06-17-2012, 02:22 PM #2
And the storm cleared out leaving things the way they should have been all along
Fabs breaking trail. next photos by Will Haas
Paj loving life
It was truly a blessed day, all the way to the end
The recurring theme for the year:
Some Classic lines were still doable at times.
still a ways to go
The vis closed out and knocked out any pic opportunities.
In Mid March we got another epic storm
Making Rocky Pt seem like a good idea
The next day we headed up Red Baldy and skied this. It was a little warm skinning up to say the least pics by non-mag buddy Fabs
The Scenery never gets old up there
Tyfalk and I were able to ski the E face of the broads twins. It was without a doubt the biggest line I've ever skied. Conditions were a little scratchy, but still a great descent. Apologies for the low quality contour frame grab
On April 1st Tyfalk, myself, and Fabs went up timp to ski the Grunge
and we made it
Ty and Fabs were able to ski down in the awesome chalky pow that was in the couloir, I had to down climb because my boots were fucked and I didn't find out until the top. It sucked, very very badly. I was just glad to get out of there without incident
April had a few small surprise storms that freshened things up very nicely
Bill, Ty, Fabs, and myself went up and linked the Hallway and Old Growth Couloirs. Photog: Bill Haas
Heading into the Hallway
The Tube in all time form. L-R is Fabs, Tyfalk, Paj
06-17-2012, 09:25 PM #3User
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You had a better winter than I!
06-17-2012, 11:13 PM #4Registered User
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06-18-2012, 12:45 AM #5
Titties. Thanks for the words and photos.
06-18-2012, 08:56 AM #6
The Pig is awesome! And so is the rest of the TR.I don't work and I don't save, desperate women pay my way.
06-18-2012, 09:12 AM #7Banned
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Where's hardcore bro?
06-18-2012, 04:04 PM #8
Fuck yeah, that is what summer on TGR should be.
Thanks, made me smile for winter.
06-18-2012, 04:12 PM #9
FKNA!!!! Well played sir.
This goes well with the anti-vegan thread!
The blues has always been about taking your problems and turning them into something you can dance to, drink to and fuck to.
We're certainly not a blues band in any kind of purest sense, but to me Rock and Roll has always had it's roots in that tradition.
Patterson Hood of the DBT's
06-18-2012, 05:03 PM #10
Tasty, love Utah and the other white meatI need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
20 days skiing in 2009/2010 (15 Powder days)
18 days skiing in 2010/2011 (15 Powder days)
16 days skiing in 2011/2012 (2 cat days and 11 Powder day's)
18 days skiing in 2012/2013 (12 powder day's)
06-18-2012, 05:57 PM #11
11-12!!it is good to be the geezer!
06-18-2012, 09:47 PM #12
Coming from Atlanta and being a devoted skier stuck in the south for 16 years before enlightenment made me look at a low snow year differently. A low snow year in my mind is 20" of shit NC snow and WROD everyday of the year. 400" in a season? Yea 600"+ is better, but we made do just fine.
06-18-2012, 11:43 PM #13
06-19-2012, 09:10 PM #14
Solid stuff here. Well played!
06-19-2012, 09:24 PM #15
fuck, great TR .
06-20-2012, 10:57 PM #16
Paj it was a pleasure to meet you and spend time hanging out with such a rad maggot! I enjoyed our tour on your birthday and the many other days of laughs we shared during our encounters in LCC. Hope to see you back next year, you are always welcome in this house!
Nothing was funnier than to see a ski racing downhill without a rider, only to tackle it and find out it belonged to my bro, Paj, who had a marker/duke insta-tour eject-o moment. Classic!
06-21-2012, 11:14 AM #17
^ Thanks for the words and it was great meeting you too. That day when Marker duked all over me and my ski needlessly ejected could have been bad. I had to be dressed to work in the dining room 10 minutes from that moment, but I saw you right there and knew you had my back. I'll definitely be back a couple times next year, but I need to finish school so it won't be a season long deal. I won't forget the last day we were hanging out and you hooked me up with some edibles that sent me into a tail spiral!
06-22-2012, 11:56 AM #18
Good season, great summary
and that pig knows how to party ... well potted as the brits would sayyou know there ain't no devil,
there's just God when he's drunk---- Tom Waits
06-22-2012, 12:39 PM #19Registered User
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Damn, it needs to be winter soon. Thanks for the rad TR."Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers
shroom put it best: "Man, you're one biased motherfucker."
06-26-2012, 07:43 PM #20
yeah bo. sick tr man.
06-26-2012, 08:11 PM #21Registered User
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No footy from our day at PowMow, c'mon man. Solid TR man.
06-26-2012, 11:08 PM #22
Nice stoke!! Great skiing with you this season!"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
06-28-2012, 06:54 PM #23
very cool, just what I needed to see today. good tunes as well@EdgeLinkJohn
06-28-2012, 08:17 PM #24
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