Alta, UT 12/5/2017

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Alta, UT 12/5/2017

Postby Admin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:24 am

Day 3.

After skiing on Sunday I picked up some new Atomic Backland FR 102s at a great price and had them mounted with some Dynafits that I've had laying around in the box for a couple of seasons. After Monday's storm exceeded expectations and dropped a full 18" of new snow, I took a few runs on Tuesday afternoon to try out the new sticks that I wanted for older snow with their narrower width.

Things were freshened wonderfully by the foot and a half of new snow, and I even managed to locate a few areas of only lightly tracked legitimate powder. Now the Saddle Traverse was open to access the lower half of West Rustler, too. The place was dead as a doornail.

I really enjoyed the playfulness of the new skis, although they're a bit light and therefore get tossed around a bit in lightly tracked snow. They'll make an exceptional touring ski, however.
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Wildcat
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Looking toward Lone Pine.
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Back to snowmaking
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Upper Collins Gulch and Mt. Baldy
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Liftline
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The new skis
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Riding Wildcat
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Finding some legitimate powder leftovers
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