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The big story of the day is the opening of Alta’s High Traverse. All areas from Gunsight to High Boy from the top are now open for business. Rocks are everywhere on skier’s left Thirds so stay to Gunsight-side for less hazardous skiing. Lines are starting to fill in all over the mountain, however rocks and fallen trees can still be found just about anywhere. The High-T itself is pretty rocky but there are several passable routes. Snow that hasn’t seen a track is soft and fluffy. Tracked snow has definitely reached the “packed powder” stage but no worries a new storm is on our doorstep for Saturday.
A big thank you to Mike Fillnow for the footage and report!
There wasn’t much open today at Alta but that didn’t matter. With an empty parking lot and 13″ of fresh pow you could find good skiing everywhere. The High-T and Baldy Shoulder remained closed all day but shots off of Tower 10 provided the goods lap after lap, or so I was told. Ended most of my season on my first lap nailing a stump off of a small cat track at the bottom of High Boy. Broke both my tibia and fibula so I will be handing the filming torch over to my brother Mike. Stay tuned for more updates from his eyes as the season progresses. We’ll see you all in February or March!
This year’s Alta gear swap begins Saturday, December 7th at 8am and runs until 6pm. Held at Our Lady Of The Snows this will be an event you won’t want to miss if your still looking for any last minute ski gear. You’ll find everything you’re looking for and at a great price!
For those of you who want to sell gear please drop it off anytime on Friday December 6th between 3-7pm or Saturday morning between 8-9:30am. There will also be a $1 charge for each piece of gear you enter and you can pick up your unsold gear or money anytime Saturday between 4-7pm. The swap is free to enter for anyone looking to buy so come up next weekend and grab those new pow boards you’ve been drooling over all summer!
Considering only 5″ were reported by the end of the day today it sure felt a lot more like 10″. The fresh fluff skied surprisingly good. A crusty layer was certainly evident but there were enough soft spots in between to make the chunder manageable. Alta Ski Patrol had most of their main gates open and the crowds weren’t bad at all for a weekend day. Thirds and Backside were skiing exceptionally smooth and most of the front side, although much more bumpy, had plenty of powder pillows to splash around in. As of this report Alta has reported an additional 2″ since closing. Keep it coming!
Today’s storm blew in light and fluffy and made for some supreme skiing conditions. Alta reported 12″ in the past 24 hours on top of the 17″ from this weekend. Alta Ski Patrol opened Backside pretty early on but you could definitely feel the bottom in spots. Thirds and Eagle’s Nest were skiing great but nothing compared to the endless waist deep turns in Key Hole. Skies cleared late in the afternoon making for a beautiful end to another magical day in Alta…
If you had a long work week Mother Nature evidently felt your pain. Dropping 17″ over the past 48 hours you couldn’t have asked for better pow days. Although voluptuous, last nights snowfall was a bit thick and in most places didn’t allow for any deep trenching turns. Skiing the Backside you almost felt like you were skiing on a groomer as you really didn’t sink in to the fresh pow at all. Keyhole seemed to be the one exception as face shots and waist deep turns were a-plenty. In Rocky Point Alta locales were hucking their meat throwing ginormous airs off of both A and B Frame. Our next system looks to make it’s way in starting tomorrow night and is forecasted to bring us 5-10″ of additional snowfall. Don’t put away those pow boards yet!
The Dakine Poacher Backpack is a great option for any skier/snowboarder interested in heading into the backcountry. A bit large for resort shredding, however the extra space comes in handy when heading out for a slacker Rocky/Patsey lap. If you heat up quick while hiking like myself you’ll be stoked you have extra room for all those layers you’ll be stripping.
With the ability to carry both skis and snowboards this pack doesn’t discriminate. The outside pocket gives you quick access to your shovel and probe and the back-access allows you to grab those hard to reach items without unloading your entire pack.
The insulated hydration sleeve works ok but, I still found my water tube freezing on the colder days. The waist straps come with a tiny pocket for your camera or cell phone which I found extremely convenient for snapping those all important hero shots of your buddies. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced pack to get you off the chairlifts and into the backcountry then look no further. The Poacher pack will not disappoint!
The Hestra Soft Shell Glove is a great everyday glove that will keep your fingers warm even on the coldest days. The Flextron outer layer works perfectly for those sweaty backcountry tours as it allows your hands to breathe while still keeping your heat in. The dexterous goat leather palms grip poles like no other and provide a very durable feel to the glove. The glove’s cuffs work great if you like tucking them under your coat’s sleaves but don’t expect this glove to slip over your coat if that’s how you prefer to role. I’ve had my pair of Hestra’s for three seasons now and the leather stitching is still in tack with little signs of wear and tear. With a life time warranty you really can’t go wrong with this glove. Check it out to keep those digits warm this winter.