I've had the good fortune of skiing a lot of days this year, but typically I don't really post much about them because it's typically something along the lines of "skinned and skied somewhere between 5000-8000 feet of great powder in the central Wasatch", and that's so commonplace that it's really not worth braying about. And I don't necessarily feel compelled to encourage anyone to go out backcountry skiing in our nice little backyard; clearly there's plenty of incentive as it is, given the reams of people out shredding during/after storms in the heart of the season.
Spring, however.......is a different story. I don't feel bad about divulging that there's still great skiing because people still won't go. Perfect corn followed by great powder followed by some good challenging stuff followed by perfect corn, etc. And if you don't like the weather, just.....oh my, I simply can't say it! Too much of a cliche'!
|High above the Salt Lake Valley|
"Yup, I guess he is......"
Ash on the summit ridge of Lone Peak, still booting after 6000' of climbing:
Colin in the early turns of a 3000' corn harvest:
And Colter chasing after him:
|you gotta love the gang-bang stability of the spring snowpack|
|We had intentions of skiing the Grunge Couloir tucked into that corner, but punchy snow kept us on the prominent aprons below.|
|Danger Diamond throwin' down some fine Wasatch Wiggles|
Of course, great spring skiing doesn't come without a price:
but another foot just arrived....
remember, if you don't like the weather......
(thanks to Colin for some nice pics!)