It’s looking like Spring is here to stay. Our forecast has no storms forecasted and temps look to be climbing into the 70’s later this week. Thankfully our base is thick and skies are clear providing for some great groomer skiing.
Certain areas today were still a little icy but most groomers that were in the sun skied soft and grippy. Almost all of Alta’s gates were open today besides the Baldy Chutes. We didn’t venture too far off the groomers but conditions didn’t look great off piste. Bumps are everywhere and they look hard.
With only close to a month left before Alta closes during week days it’s time to get your turns in!
Conditions at Alta are no bueno. The groomers are a mix of patchy ice and wind buffed chalk. The High T is ruff everywhere consisting of mostly hard packed bumps. And most runs off the groomers are not worth your time. Certain areas like Tombstone and Thirds are skiing smooth but are still very hard. The winds picked up today ahead of tomorrow’s storm helping to smooth things out a bit but not enough to really make it enjoyable. Thankfully the forecast looks great with 12-24″ predicted to fall by Sunday. It’s time to break out those powder boards again!
The skiing at Alta today wasn’t anything to write home about. The holiday crowds weren’t too bad but considering that groomers were the only thing worth skiing you definitely found yourself playing dodge ball down every run. Thankfully the groomers were still grippy and not too icy. We tried venturing out into Devil’s Castle at one point but the snow was manky and a bit crusty in spots. Baldy Shoulder unfortunately yielded the same results. However, not all was lost as even a groomer day at Alta sure beats a couch day in the smog. Enjoy the sunshine. There are some good signs the smog will be moving out soon.