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  1. #501
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpkdz View Post
    Disagree. As stated, this doesn't solve the problem of no parking near the canyon mouths. If they are going to build these mega satellite lots they may as well spare the several hundred million/eyesore and just bus up the canyon directly from these lots. The bus system doesn't work now because of parking. Buses would also make it possible to have BC access drop off points as well. And buses can adapt to the fact that this issue doesn't exist a huge chunk of the year. Scale back buses during weekdays and in summer. Seems way more cost effective.
    I agree that the gondola solution doesn't really solve the problem. I've come to the admittedly selfish conclusion that the issue comes down to a simple mismatch of supply and demand for powder skiing.

    The road is the current bottle neck. Fix that, and suddenly there will be another bottle neck (parking, lodge space, lift lines)...but with more people and a significantly deteriorated skiing experience.

    Like I said, this is a selfish opinion, but if you are strategic with how you deal with the road constraints, those issues actually help preserve the skiing product. I'd rather get up at 4:45 on powder days and be able to ski a little powder than deal with a Collins and Wildcat line that are perpetually merged together in total gridlock.

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  2. #502
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dshack89 View Post
    I agree that the gondola solution doesn't really solve the problem. I've come to the admittedly selfish conclusion that the issue comes down to a simple mismatch of supply and demand for powder skiing.

    The road is the current bottle neck. Fix that, and suddenly there will be another bottle neck (parking, lodge space, lift lines)...but with more people and a significantly deteriorated skiing experience.

    Like I said, this is a selfish opinion, but if you are strategic with how you deal with the road constraints, those issues actually help preserve the skiing product. I'd rather get up at 4:45 on powder days and be able to ski a little powder than deal with a Collins and Wildcat line that are perpetually merged together in total gridlock.

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    That's an interesting opinion that I agree with. However, what really sucks is the red snakes that frequently develop on non-pow weekends now. Again, they can be avoided, but they are annoying.

  3. #503
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    Sorry not conditions related but didnít want to start a new thread - my brother is heading out in a few weeks to SLC and Iím trying to guide him on where to get any form of discounts on lift tix...been a few years since Iíve been out there and my usual methods of scoring cheap tix have all seems to dry up or be non existent anymore post epic/ikon/etc etc. Do any of the shops still do the discount Tix? What about salt lake superpass? Looking to ski 3 days - not picky on where. Anyone got any suggestions to not pay window ?


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  4. #504
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    There are a few guys on KSL selling off individual days from a 10-day card for $80ish each. I've used these before for visiting friends and it works well.

    Example: http://www.ksl.com/classifieds/listing/58434360

  5. #505
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKmike View Post
    What about salt lake superpass? Looking to ski 3 days - not picky on where. Anyone got any suggestions to not pay window ?
    The superpass works out to $110 a day and you have to start with 3 days, so it's not a terrible option.

    You can also buy tickets online in advance and usually save 5-20% off window prices at most of the ski resorts. OR if you know anyone with an Ikon or Epic pass, they have some friends/family passes which save 25% off or something like that. OR you can try your hand at the KSL market but it may be more difficult if you're not in the Utah.

  6. #506
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    OK thanks for the info - not easy these days to get cheap tix. I believe the SL Superpass used to be way cheaper, I'm talking like 2008-2010 timeframe I was out there more often...averaged like $50-75/day between the deals I scraped up off craigslist, etc...guess those days are over mostly with all these multi resort passes now

  7. #507
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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16

    2018/2019 (24/32)

  8. #508
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    You can buy discount lift tix via this link, and all proceeds support the Utah Avalanche Center: https://utahavalanchecenter.org/lift-ticket-donations

    They range from $82 for Soli to $110 for Alta or Bird.

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    Cool thanks for that link!


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  10. #510
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    Interesting the detail noted in the forecast, but nothing on the avalanche observation page.

    Yesterday, a skier found a hard wind slab that broke around him/her 1-3' deep and 175' wide. They were caught and carried. They deployed their airbag and was buried up to their armpit in debris. No injuries. The slope angle was measured at 31į degrees.

  11. #511
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    Quote Originally Posted by tBatt View Post
    Interesting the detail noted in the forecast, but nothing on the avalanche observation page.
    Right?

  12. #512
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    It's amazing how a few flakes can totally refresh things...poked around dry fork and rocky point and found some good snow. Surfy low angle skiing.

    Was great to finally meet the legendary tfw today in front of GMD. My 1 year old daughter loves Tula!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dshack89 View Post
    It's amazing how a few flakes can totally refresh things...poked around dry fork and rocky point and found some good snow. Surfy low angle skiing.

    Was great to finally meet the legendary tfw today in front of GMD. My 1 year old daughter loves Tula!

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    Great to meet you, too.
    Love how you and your better half enable each other's habit and supply each other's fix...
    How it should be.
    Tulas a really good bad dog, eh?
    Time spent skiing cannot be deducted from one's life.

  14. #514
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    out early. saw 4-6". winds from the south > drifting and cracking along ridgelines as cornices grow. skied w, n, s with s quite variable due to the wind. feliz navidad!

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  15. #515
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    Merry Christmas, all.
    Time spent skiing cannot be deducted from one's life.

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    From the last storm cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by telefreewasatch View Post
    Merry Christmas, all.
    Merry Christmas! Snow was a bit dense but the Bird skied great this am. Lots of sharks still lurking though. I've been really bad about taking pictures recently but I'm going to try to be better!

  18. #518
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    Thumbs up to UPD for turning 2WD vehicles around at the mouth of LCC. They were not inspecting just turning around obvious offenders.

  19. #519
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    Merry Christmas! Snow was a bit dense but the Bird skied great this am.
    Dense? Blower just up the canyon. Merry Christmas!

  20. #520
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    WASATCH STOKE, CONDITIONS, OBSERVATIONS and ASSORTED DRIVAL 19-20

    Stoke meter was on high

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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16

    2018/2019 (24/32)

  21. #521
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    nice ^^^
    rolled out hwy to visit sum old friends
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    gray bird with some sun poking thru on occasion
    not much traffic a group on tlp and another in silver
    s facin mich city skied surprisingly well
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    and the n facin dav and flans rarely disappoint
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    skied great
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    instabilities limited to fast moving sluffs of storm snow and healing basal snowpack structures
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    thanks santa ullr
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
    ski on in eternal peace

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  23. #523
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    Not unhappy that I’m spending time with family in Yurp. How crowded is lift serviced
    ďA society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.Ē
    ― Milton Friedman

  24. #524
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    soli was uncrowded xmass day
    except the conga line going up evergreen when honeycomb was still closed
    the rest of the time
    well they tell me
    "if everybody knew"
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
    ski on in eternal peace

  25. #525
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Not unhappy that I’m spending time with family in Yurp. How crowded is lift serviced
    Currently pretty empty at Alta, but maybe everyone is just in for lunch.

    Just skied a South face Superior. Had better.

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