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  • #577448
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Time for the annual conditions thread…
    It looks like the northern end of the Wasatch got the better of last nights storm, with PowMow and Snowbasin looking very white, and more precip forecast throughout the week!

    I’m always torn between early stoke and wanting it to melt to fall another (colder) day. Its hard not to feel conflicted in this way considering the lingering facet and rain event layers of recent years. Ah, but who am I kidding, I’m still going to go look at snow this afternoon and romanticize seasons past and future.

    Cheers and Happy 12/13 Snurfing :headbang:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #660341
    mej
    81 Posts

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Ben Lomond and Snowbasin end up with 2+ feet by the time its all said and done on Friday. Eden at 5300′ has already gotten 2″ of water and 4″ of snow. Tony Grove has 15 inches, and that’s at 8300 feet. I bet the peaks in that area are close to 2 feet already since the storm started as rain at Tony Grove. Thinking of heading up there to check it out.

    #660342
    chase_e
    81 Posts

    I drove past the snowbasin area yesterday and in to the ogden valley. They got dumped on. nws SNOTEL is reporting almost 1.5 inches of water at the benlomanId site. I am probably going to head out tomorrow to basin and use their runs to gain.access to higher terrain. Spot forecast is calling for another 3/4 of an inch of moisture tonight/tomorrow. Prob not enough to get any turns, but more than enough to get out and enjoy some touring. Stoked to see the white stuff falling :headbang:

    #660343
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    I went out running/scouting game trails in BCC yesterday evening and while there was no snow, I was stoked to find some much better approaches to some fun lines. Particularly a direct line to Reynolds that is also very runable for the weirdos among us that are into that sort of thing.
    Anyways, I’m keen to get out and do some skinning up north this weekend if the snow holds, but I’m otherwise going to try and stay out of the sharks for the time being.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #660344
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    Game on folks!
    mar123

    mej

    buckchow

    #660345
    chase_e
    81 Posts

    @buckchow wrote:

    Game on folks!
    mar123

    mej

    buckchow

    😯 alright, I am DEFIANTLY going out tomorrow! I will be solo if anyone up north wants to join.

    #660346
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Awesome!

    #660347
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    :rock: Siiiiiiiiiiiiiick! Can’t wait to ride with you guys.

    #660348
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Way to go fellas! Looking forward to the weekend.
    :clap:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #660349
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    so this is what it feels like to be a weekend warrior :nononno:

    #660350
    KR
    159 Posts

    Nice turns Bucky and Matt!

    Went up into LCC this morning, and…

    Strike two!

    There was 4″ on the ground, while another 2″ accumulated throughout the morning. I guess I was a bit early…

    I did get to witness what could be the season’s first direct action slab avalanches, sliding on a perfect bed surface:

    Watch out, starting zones are being reloaded…

    Here’s to another season! :drinks:

    #660351
    mej
    81 Posts

    Thanks for posting the pics Bucky. Great day for sure. Quite strange to be starting the first tour of the season at 6500′ in the brush zone. Noticeable difference in the snow above 7500′. Above that level was an awesome dense base to keep you off things. Below that the snow was prone to the dreaded persistent grass layer. Collapsing was felt on this layer. 10 inches of snow held 3 inches off the ground by the grass.

    It snowed all night up there, so i bet today is even better.

    #660352
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Got up early to play in the snow with the pooch, broke trail (Millcreek road in 4×4) all the way to Big Water lot.
    Snow was deepest around Alexander basin TH with approx 8″ at the road.
    Despite the appearance of the slushy road spray, the snow on the ground was very low density smoke.
    It was snowing sideways on the approach to Dog Lake, where realizing I actually have a job I turned back and headed home.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #660353
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Does anyone think the snow will be worth heading north on Saturday for? If so anyone want to join? Hoping to get an early start.

    #660354
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    @snowvols wrote:

    Does anyone think the snow will be worth heading north on Saturday for? If so anyone want to join? Hoping to get an early start.

    I’m be keen to get out early Saturday if things hold. PM or txt me 😀

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #660355
    KR
    159 Posts

    @kr wrote:

    Nice turns Bucky and Matt!

    And Dave! (sorry about that)

    #660356
    powslasher
    9 Posts

    If the forum rookie at Grassroots could figure out how to post an image he would. It has been pretty good in N Utah for only one dump.. light dry and bottomless. Scrapin a little dirt here and there. Much better off on a powsurfer than snowboard IMHO because of surface area and float potential ..I might be a little biased :thumpsup:

    http://instagr.am/p/RMkKokDhRA

    #660357
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    @snurfer wrote:

    @snowvols wrote:

    Does anyone think the snow will be worth heading north on Saturday for? If so anyone want to join? Hoping to get an early start.

    I’m be keen to get out early Saturday if things hold. PM or txt me 😀

    I could be interested in tagging along

    #660358

    Might go skin tomorrow at dawn up at Brighton, if anyone is down?

    #660359
    chase_e
    81 Posts

    I got out yesterday to snowbasin. Hit the upper parking lot about 930, it was dumping snow. probably 2.5 feet in spots at that elevation. Trail breaking the first 1/4 mile wasn’t a very nice intro to the season. (boy am I out of shape) Then the snowcats made their way up and I caught onto there tracks. Made it to the upper lodge in no time after that. Boy was it DEEP. I would put it at 40 inches with drifts to 50. I was wishing I had some steeper slopes, with not much base and whisper light snow It was rough going on the low angles. Over all got some NICE face shots. Not a bad way to start out the season.

    This picture is a mid mountain, 7200 ft or so.

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