One of the most infamous lines in North America has to be Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir. On March 7th Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closed Corbet’s so that TGR’s film crew could capture locals throwing tricks never done before on this iconic chute. Check out Griffin Post’s descent of the west wall at 1:25, Max Hammer’s cliff wall tap at 2:20, and 13 year old Daniel Tisi’s huge straight air at 2:45. Looks like quite the session!
With over two feet of pow forecasted to blanket the Wasatch yesterday, a storm total of 7″ was disappointing. Normally for this season 7″ would be considered an epic day but with so much anticipation leading up to the storm it was hard to get too excited over the weak tease of a dump. Regardless of the lack of snow and thick holiday crowds the skiing was still good. We found soft turns pretty much everywhere yesterday but today Alta’s inbounds terrain was getting beat up. We found a much more manageable holiday crowd and smoother turns in Rocky Point. The forecast looks pretty good for the next few days with 8-13 predicted to fall by Thursday night. Let’s hope forecasters are right this time!
Main Chute opened this morning sometime around 10:30am. I unfortunately missed the opening but did get a chance to ski it about an hour later. Although not super fluffy like I’m sure it was when it first opened, Main Chute skied very smooth with deep shots still left along the sidewalls. None of the other Baldy Chutes opened so Main Chute got tracked up pretty quickly. Luckily Baldy Shoulder, Backside, and Rocky Point were still skiing great. Patsy Marley was a little set up as of yesterday afternoon so we didn’t hike that today but with all the good snow everywhere else you didn’t really need too. Forecasters are calling for a decent long range forecast with the first series of storms sliding through Utah sometime Saturday night. Enjoy the holiday weekend everybody.
With a storm total of 13 inches and the entire mountain opening by early morning you couldn’t ask for much more out of a powder day. Even though the mountain was pretty tracked by the end of the day Sunday, the extra four inches that fell overnight was enough to fill in those gaps between powder pillows everywhere. We found amazing turns in Keyhole, Baldy Shoulder, and Backside all day long. The snow wasn’t blower pow in most areas, but you could still find those shots where it felt like some good old Alta 3% snow density. Looks like another 4-8 (Cottonwood Canyons forecast) for tonight. Keep it coming!
Snow was dumping hard at Alta today with nine inches falling over the past 24 hours. Another 6-12 is predicted to start dropping Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Conditions today remained soft and fun even late into the day and with the snow still falling as of closing, tomorrow should be another great day. Enjoy!
With only three inches falling in the past few days you wouldn’t expect much, but the conditions at Alta today were actually pretty decent. The little amount of snow that fell did a great job smoothing things out and softening up those hard bumps that have been forming over the past week. The skies never cleared like forecasters were calling for but as long as you stuck to the trees the visibility never got too bad. We found some great turns in Eagles Nest, especially on the steeper slopes, and Thirds was also skiing ok if you could find a break in the clouds. Forecasts for next week are looking better and better with weekly totals looking to be in the 1-2 foot range…we’ll see.