Alta, UT 12/9-10/2017

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Alta, UT 12/9-10/2017

Postby Admin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:31 am

Days 4-5

Alta's second full weekend of operation turned out to be full of surprises. By Sunday, they actually opened Backside! And unbelievably I was the absolute first customer through the gate this season, thanks to both fortunate timing and a bit of prescience. :bow:

What's more, they actually set in a slightly ascending traverse past Susie's and across Greeley Bowl to reach all but the top couple of hundred feet of High Boy, so you had access to everything from High Boy to Yellow Trail, with the exception of Eagle's Nest. Sure you had to be careful and know where to go to avoid nasties underneath, but hats off to Alta's management and ski patrol for making that happen.
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Outside Watson Shelter on Saturday.
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The view across the canyon to Mt. Superior.
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Dalles on Backside
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Tom on Backside
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Out in North Rustler
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