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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    ...while stepping on their tails at every kickturn and rolling off the skinner every 200'...
    I've been bc skiing for a decade and some days I feel like this describes me to a T. It must be one of those high gravity days.
    I've been backcountry skiing since 1991 and that still describes me.

  2. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Ungulate View Post
    I've been backcountry skiing since 1991 and that still describes me.
    Never change! If it's worked for the past 30ish year it's hard to say you're doing it wrong.

    BTW I had to remount a pair of skis last year due to an excessively forward mount and resulting constant tail-trampling. I was flailing so hard on the skinner if became a running joke.
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  3. #53
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    Snowbird announced their parking system plans. Preferred parking pass for the win!

  4. #54
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  5. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMc View Post
    Snowbird announced their parking system plans. Preferred parking pass for the win!
    heh! i don't have a dog in this fight but i am so glad that they are treating you well. you paid for it, afterall, and it seems like a fair system for preferred parkers. good for you!!

  6. #56
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    Alright so what's the play with advanced days? Reserve 11/29 - 11/31? 12/24 - 12/28?

    I'm thinking between road parking and alta FCFS, we will be able to ski the days we want. It's just a matter of it being more of a pain some days....

  7. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasatch_carpetbagger View Post
    Alright so what's the play with advanced days? Reserve 11/29 - 11/31? 12/24 - 12/28?

    I'm thinking between road parking and alta FCFS, we will be able to ski the days we want. It's just a matter of it being more of a pain some days....
    Jk, looks like its Alta or the Hellscape that UTA will be this year:


    What parking lots will be equipped with this system?

    All Snowbird parking lots, including the Bypass road. Due to limited terrain and lifts, we do not anticipate allowing parking along the side of SR-210 during the early-season.

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up

    Reservations are not needed if you are only dropping off or picking up. 5-minute drop-offs will be available at the Snowbird Center and Creekside.

  8. #58
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    So I'm confused. Is the parking reservation system only open to snowbird passholders or also for Ikon people?

  9. #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    So I'm confused. Is the parking reservation system only open to snowbird passholders or also for Ikon people?
    Its for everyone. You can't park at Snowbird without a reservation.

  10. #60
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    I love how they used the "7 day" for everything to make it even more confusing.

  11. #61
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    Queue up building a black market for selling our reserved spots on peak days.

  12. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiktaalik View Post
    Queue up building a black market for selling our reserved spots on peak days.
    I'm dropping people off for $50 a pop on pow days in a cattle truck.

  13. #63
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    If you would have told me a year ago I'd be hitchiking with my entire face covered up...

  14. #64
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    Sooooo fucking glad the wife pushed a preferred parking pass last year. Game on!


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

  15. #65
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    WASATCH STOKE, CONDITIONS, OBSERVATIONS and ASSORTED DRIVAL 20-21

    Nice work. If theyíre open for more than 30 days that is. Getting depressed about the chances of an actual season.


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  16. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    I am as excited as everyone else to start sliding on snow, but in some ways I am ok with the first two storms underdelivering this season... Anyone who's taken an avy class knows early snow followed by high pressure systems leads to facets that screw us in Dec and Jan. I am still only a 2 year newb to the Wasatch and BC but it is certainly the least snow I have seen for late October. What are everyones thoughts? Is this an abnormal early season?
    once upon a satch season no one could even make snow and the day of givin thanks
    came and 4 days and 4 feet later
    much thanks and praises were given to ullr and it was lemon free game on stability onnce that settled and the rest of the season was dealing with new snow and a much more managable pwl s
    its been to many and i dont personally keep records
    theyre all different check the snow plot histories and archives wouldnt hurt ya
    Quote Originally Posted by telefreewasatch View Post
    Sure enjoying tweener season this year.
    Between new body parts and a relatively empty range...
    Man these hills got loved to death this summer.
    Seems likely they'll get the same this winter.
    Hope that courtesy and good backcountry habits prevail.
    Help newbies out with acceptable advice, not just harsh criticism.

    Love conquers hate
    rainbow power ftw

    and its still open water season would be my ob
    "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
    "I have posted in here but haven't read it carefully with my trusty PoliAsshat antenna on."-DipshitDanno

  17. #67
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    Gonna try the Alta 300 feet this afternoon. Itís skiing!


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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)

  18. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by whyturn View Post
    Gonna try the Alta 300 feet this afternoon. Itís skiing!


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    Update? My kid needs some skinning practice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by criscam View Post
    Update? My kid needs some skinning practice.


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    I failed and ate Halloween candy. Reports are debatable as itís getting warmer. Iím going up Saturday or Sunday for real this time.


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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)

  20. #70
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    Is there a WROD to the top, or is it literally 300' of skiable snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    Is there a WROD to the top, or is it literally 300' of skiable snow?
    I saw a strava of a guy repeatedly lapping what appeared to be ~500' (and he would 100% have skied every available vertical foot) and he said it was melting fast and they were not making snow due to temps, fwiw. Have not had the motivation to go look for myself.

  22. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    Is there a WROD to the top, or is it literally 300' of skiable snow?
    if you were to call the normal run "corkscrew" you would have to call what is available to ski

    "a gently sloping par 5 with a slight dogleg left"

  23. #73
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    Sounds like skiing will wait another week or two.

  24. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star View Post
    if you were to call the normal run "corkscrew" you would have to call what is available to ski

    "a gently sloping par 5 with a slight dogleg left"
    The Wasatch Weather Weenie guys called it the Collins Glacier, made me laugh. The fact that it's already melting away makes it a great symbol of the times.
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  25. #75
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    it is paltry and I am making fun and havent skied it yet but if we could have had a patch like this in Lubbock TX every winter in college I would have bought a season pass. perfect for jib kids; otherwise......

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