Alta UT 11/23-24/2018

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Alta UT 11/23-24/2018

Postby Admin » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:10 pm

Days 1-2 for Alta, days 1-2 for me.

Alta opened on Friday with 9" of new snow overnight and top-to-bottom skiing in the "Mambo Corridor" as the resort called it. That meant Mambo/Meadow/Corkscrew, but there were some other goodies available, including Aggie's Alley, the whole WIldcat Ridge from Stimulation through Warmup to Punch Bowl, and down low Nina's Curve, Schuss Gully and Collins Face. It was so much fun to be "home" again and see everyone after a 7-month summer. Legs tired easily, but that's part of skiing oneself into shape.

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Base of Collins


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Wildcat base


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Riding Wildcat


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More riding Wildcat


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Upper Collins Gulch


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Pano featuring Collins Gulch at Alta (left) and Peruvian Gulch at Snowbird (right). Snowbird opened today, 11/24/18 with one route available off Gadzoom.


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Punch Bowl


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Mt. Superior from Wildcat Ridge.


Nov. 24: Add another 17 inches of new snow overnight, but also add cold and wind. It was 10ºF at the top of Collins at mid-day with gusts approaching 60 mph (windchill -39ºF in the gusts), which made it downright nippy. Visibility was tough (sometimes you had to stop to wait for the hill to stop moving) but the skiing was fabulous for November! The camera understandably only came out from under my jacket a couple of times.

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Collins Angle Station


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Intense snowfall continues


Tomorrow I'm expecting that we'll have Sugarloaf and perhaps Sunnyside added to the menu.
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Re: Alta UT 11/23-24/2018

Postby lono » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:49 am

Happy New Year Marc , Alta looks great! The second Wildcat picture gave me chicken skin .
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Re: Alta UT 11/23-24/2018

Postby Admin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:33 am

LOL! Happy New year to you as well!
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