• Snowvols replied to the topic Skinning Up Brighton in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Doug, I went up a couple weeks ago and had no issue. I kept to the side of the trail and was not stopped at all. Earlier this season I spoke with several patrollers and no one had an issue with skinning up.

  • Sick writeup, Colin. Glad you guys enjoyed the line. After reading this I am tempted to try again some point this spring. There is a ton of good stuff back in there. I would love to spend a weekend getting a few lines there.

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Matt it was more of a quick creek crossing instead of ski out the gullies. I took the photo to really show the quality of the exit. The face we rode out put us on the other side of the gulley so we dropped in the gully and booted out of the other side. Felt that would be quicker than navigating the extremely thick brush that is in there.

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Went out with Dan and Alex yesterday. As a couple people in the group really hate people, we decided to go for a really long walk.

    We found a lot of cool shots but kept our eyes on the prize. Here is a line that could be worth coming back for.

    We were planning on hitting a large west facing line. Once we looked at the ridges on it and…[Read more]

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    So 50th birthday party soon? Did anyone else sign up for speedgoat? I will need people to run with.

    In fairness to the photo I took from the Whipple, it slid the day before. We were able to find pockets of decent snow though. The bed was firm like they always are, and the side walls that didn’t slide had a nice melt freeze. It was adventure…[Read more]

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Nice work Doug! There are some chutes back in AF I want to hit.

    This weekend I decided to go for long walks for questionable riding. Bagged just under 10K vert in the two days which was nice.

    Saturday went and hit Whipple Couloir. Long approach but maybe the most aesthetic couloir in the wasatch?

    The original plan was to ski the…[Read more]

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Doug I agree with your point. It seems one has to go further out than when I started touring just 5 short seasons ago. I tend to not even go to bear trap anymore due to the amount of use the entire area gets. Inside the tri-canyons is there really anywhere to go that isn’t beat to death a week after the last storm? It seems that is becoming…[Read more]

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Nice work UTAH and MAR123. I went up Little Pine yesterday. I knew there were 3-4 tracks when we were booting but still could find could snow. Did you guys experience any slabs?

    About half way up the chute we came across this weird wind slab. It was bomber underneath in the center of the chute but on the sides was a lot more hollow under the…[Read more]

  • Snowvols replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 years, 9 months ago

    Nice work Nic and Matt. I went up Little Pine yesterday. I knew there were 3-4 tracks when we were booting but still could find could snow. Did you guys experience any slabs?

    About half way up the chute we came across this weird wind slab. It was bomber underneath in the center of the chute but on the sides was a lot more hollow under the…[Read more]

  • Went up to Gobblers on Saturday. Was stupid good. We got 5K vert in from a couple different runs. Everything was good stability wise like I am sure everyone saw.

    Getting barreled

    John getting some.

    Today was a completely different ball game. Nice 6″ windslab. Dug a pit on a NW facing slope. ECT1 Q2/3 shear. TS=68cm. Winds were…[Read more]

  • Ray awesome line and video! I am super eager to come out to the East side this year. So many nice looking lines.

  • There was a photo in either October or November Transworld of T.Rice hitting the same line I believe.

    I will say Cody sends it like a straight up boss though.

  • Might as well get in on this action as well.

  • Matt it was John L.’s truck. It was an interesting day. More about the adventure than the riding.

  • Went up Tanners today with a solid group. It was thin at the bottom and a couple spicy sections. Mix in the fact my crampons suck balls and it was a wonderful day out. I didn’t feel comfortable going up the couloir. Not sure why but we turned around at the base. Snow was pretty good up high. Between corn and slush in sections. Was just a…[Read more]

  • Snowvols replied to the topic Wasatch Skimo roll call in the forum Utah 6 years, 10 months ago

    I don’t think I can do this coming Tuesday due to work. After next week though, things should calm down at work. I will be game for a lot more of them after that.

  • Glad guys didn’t go for a ride. Scary way to start the season.

    I am interested to see how the snowpack handles the dry spells. I got out this weekend on just some mellow slopes. Lots of bootpacking has occurred on the skin track as Doug noted earlier. Today is the last day of the hunt I believe so that should end after today.

    Throughout the…[Read more]

  • @WhitePine wrote:

    I like the idea of paying because it flips that commitment switch in my brain and I’m more likely to go and participate than bail at the last minute. From a fitness perspective, this sounds like something I want to be a part of. Probably won’t make it this week due to a grad school project and Thanksgiving festivities but I going…

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  • Yes! Split Party :disco:

    For insurance reasons they want you to register and pay the small fee. I did last year, but I know a lot of people do not. I guess the older I get the more I like playing by the rules. I will register and pay the fee again this year.

  • @wasatch surf wrote:

    I’m assuming these are all at Brighton as that is where they have been in the past and Brighton is the only resort that is stoked on the idea. I hope they are there as that is where i’ll be showing up.

    They are always at BRighton. I can’t wait to kick some skiers ass again this year. Like you Dan, I will be coming straight…[Read more]

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