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  1. #3426
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    While everyone is bitching about paid parking for the 1000th time. Something that was slowly coming since solitude rolled it out (I bet Brighton follows suit this year too) and everyone got real vocal about traffic and the local government just sat on their hands.... there's a real ski tradegy happening on the backside.

    Let's not forgot about the Wasatch skiers on the Wasatch back that have to deal with Vail who the only time they choose to "close" their mountain is in the spring when there is still skiable snow to ski. And then to make matters worse they pay their cat drivers to clear out the snow around the base and track it up to make it undesirable to skiers 1500 vertical feet up their ski resort. It's a damn shame in my opinion and a waste of resources. Pretty fun skiing with the pooch and there is still smooth snow to be found tho.

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  2. #3427
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    ^^^that looks like Jupiter. you approaching from empire pass?

    by the way, does Deer Valley enforce non access to their slopes, i.e. will somebody get bent of shape if people tour into their ski area?
    The K-12 dude. You make a gnarly run like that and girls will get sterile just looking at you - Charles De Mar

  3. #3428
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheK12 View Post
    ^^^that looks like Jupiter. you approaching from empire pass?
    naw, I came up from the base of PCMR. less driving and more skiing that way. I've done it from Empire Pass as well, then you get to ski Empire bowl on the way home so that's not a bad way to do it and it's a little faster approach.

    I haven't heard of anyone being harassed by employees at either resort post-season. Deer Valley does have more visible and better signage than PCMR does saying the mountain is "closed." Lots of access points though so it's easy to plead ignorance/ask forgiveness (I plan to use the "do you know who I am?" defense and claim I live slopeside if I ever get confronted). Lots of tracks on both mountains with visible skin tracks from town, my guess is they "close' the mountains for liability reasons, but who knows for sure. Either way, i try to be stealthy until I'm out of sight of the base areas and respectful of infrastructure, equipment and employees once up on the mountain.

  4. #3429
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    (I plan to use the "do you know who I am?" defense and claim I live slopeside if I ever get confronted).
    Tell them you know Steve and he told you it was fine (the Director of Mountain Ops at DV is named Steve, seriously).

  5. #3430
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    WASATCH STOKE, CONDITIONS, OBSERVATIONS and ASSORTED DRIVAL 20-21

    I hate to be this guy, but does anyone have a Bird ticket hookup? I'll be in town next weekend and need to get my fix. This would be for Sunday 5/2.

  6. #3431
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    As the saying goes, "the best Alta is a closed Alta."
    Never true than this year
    Pity y'all missed the couple great midweek storms in the final two weeks.

  7. #3432
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    I hate to be this guy, but does anyone have a Bird ticket hookup? I'll be in town next weekend and need to get my fix. This would be for Sunday 5/2.
    I got you.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  8. #3433
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    WASATCH STOKE, CONDITIONS, OBSERVATIONS and ASSORTED DRIVAL 20-21

    Whyturn! I got you but I can't message you, maybe your box needs douching, gross! Anyhow, hit me up for particulars.
    Last edited by beaterdit; 04-25-2021 at 09:18 AM.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  9. #3434
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star View Post
    Pity y'all missed the couple great midweek storms in the final two weeks.
    Don't worry I skied a bunch the last few weeks and rode lifts more last week than probably all season, because if people have free lift tickets to get rid of i'm happy to use em up. Shout out to tgapp for the brighton tickets, made for a nice friday afternoon shred with the wife. Here are some pics from last Saturday, where I think we nailed it with two untracked runs despite some good ole wasangles pressure. Definitely some good storm skiing prior to this bluebird pow day too!

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    Got up to Alta for their first closing day.... I forgot my yoga mat but it's cool that Alta is offering lift line yoga to keep you warm while you wait for the lifts to open up

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    Alta Ski Patrol utilizing a timeless ski cut technique= "the powder 8"

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    Shout out to ASP for getting the chutes open. Always a treat to ski da shoots on closing day!

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  10. #3435
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    RE: Alta parking

    Some details I heard from someone in the know. Not gospel but fairly likely it will look something like this:
    - Parking reservations for sat-sun and holidays - about 40 days total of the 150 day season. No reservations on weekdays.
    - if you ski in the afternoon, after 1-2pm reservations won't be required/enforced
    - Season passholders and folks that buy an alta day ticket online will get to book a spot for free
    -Other pass holders (Ikon, MC, Wasatch benefit) will pay $20-25 for reservation.
    - Pass holders will be allowed to have 2-3 reservations on the books at a time, you can make a new one after you use one. Not all parking inventory will be released at the beginning of the season so they should be able to book some as the season goes. if you already have 2 reservations booked and want another one you may be able to buy an available spot.
    - It will be enforced on weekends in all 3 lots including the grizzly lot, the Town parking spots wont be part of the program but the town/other businesses may decide to do something as well.

    3 main problems caused the switch:
    1- As crowds kept arriving earlier, it became a burden to get the lots plowed on storm days, drive cats and other equipment around the base, set up lift mazes ect... there were days that lots of the staff involved in the getting the resort open were stuck in uphill traffic at 7am that created opening challenges.
    2- Turning hundreds of cars around at the end of the bypass road for 4-5 hours on some days was deemed not acceptable by the alta decision makers as well as the public safety folks.
    3- there is some hope that the parking fee on weekends will get Ikon passholders to use their 5 days midweek and take the weekend pressure off.

    Sounds like alta will try to be really clear that this is basically only a sat-sun morning reservation system and that Alta pass holders will not pay for parking.

  11. #3436
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    Good plan
    A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
    ― Milton Friedman

  12. #3437
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    Will there also be unreserved parking available on days that reservations are being sold?

  13. #3438
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    Quote Originally Posted by CirqueScaler View Post
    Will there also be unreserved parking available on days that reservations are being sold?
    not in the parking lots that alta controls. There maybe some in the town of alta or roadside.

  14. #3439
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    That sounds like reasonable plan. They're at least trying.

  15. #3440
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    What's the best deal out there for Snowbird tickets? I'm out of my ikonic provided days and considering heading up this week if it's looking good

    Leaning towards getting AltaBird pass next year but guessing that doesn't work for spring?

  16. #3441
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaaarrrp View Post
    What's the best deal out there for Snowbird tickets? I'm out of my ikonic provided days and considering heading up this week if it's looking good

    Leaning towards getting AltaBird pass next year but guessing that doesn't work for spring?
    Pretty sure if you buy Altabird now it's good for the rest of the season. Regular Bird passes are.

  17. #3442
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albeeon View Post
    Some details I heard from someone in the know. Not gospel but fairly likely it will look something like this:
    - Parking reservations for sat-sun and holidays - about 40 days total of the 150 day season. No reservations on weekdays.
    - if you ski in the afternoon, after 1-2pm reservations won't be required/enforced
    - Season passholders and folks that buy an alta day ticket online will get to book a spot for free
    -Other pass holders (Ikon, MC, Wasatch benefit) will pay $20-25 for reservation.
    - Pass holders will be allowed to have 2-3 reservations on the books at a time, you can make a new one after you use one. Not all parking inventory will be released at the beginning of the season so they should be able to book some as the season goes. if you already have 2 reservations booked and want another one you may be able to buy an available spot.
    - It will be enforced on weekends in all 3 lots including the grizzly lot, the Town parking spots wont be part of the program but the town/other businesses may decide to do something as well.

    3 main problems caused the switch:
    1- As crowds kept arriving earlier, it became a burden to get the lots plowed on storm days, drive cats and other equipment around the base, set up lift mazes ect... there were days that lots of the staff involved in the getting the resort open were stuck in uphill traffic at 7am that created opening challenges.
    2- Turning hundreds of cars around at the end of the bypass road for 4-5 hours on some days was deemed not acceptable by the alta decision makers as well as the public safety folks.
    3- there is some hope that the parking fee on weekends will get Ikon passholders to use their 5 days midweek and take the weekend pressure off.

    Sounds like alta will try to be really clear that this is basically only a sat-sun morning reservation system and that Alta pass holders will not pay for parking.
    Any word on if/what gold card pass holders get?


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  18. #3443
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    Surfy out there this afternoon!!

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  19. #3444
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dshack89 View Post
    Surfy out there this afternoon!!

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    Can confirm.


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  20. #3445
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    Good day at da bird. Thx Beaterdit

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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

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  21. #3446
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    So how many people living in the buckhorn got covid this winter?

  22. #3447
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    Any advice on where to park in the maze that is Snowbird? Mission is either to load a day on ikon or buy lift ticket and avoid walking a mile. TY in advance!

  23. #3448
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    All aspects skied great last night. Asdume that will change by this afternoon.

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  24. #3449
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaaarrrp View Post
    Any advice on where to park in the maze that is Snowbird? Mission is either to load a day on ikon or buy lift ticket and avoid walking a mile. TY in advance!
    if you're unsure if you'll end up skiing just park at the snowbird center. walk is flat to get into the building.

    if you're sure you're skiing parking on the bypass road and skiing down to the base is a good option. just need to take the correct run to get back to the car at the end of the day.

    no reservations anymore so you can park anywhere.

  25. #3450
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    Damn that was a good storm!

    Last night.

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    This morning

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