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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:59 am 
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couple shots from today...found some good snow

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still a lot of rocks on the exit outta there ....take it slow

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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ha!, you got any boards, still would like to try one soon as we get some good coverage!!

snow was good over by supreme...deeper than I expected...didnt notice any sluffing, snow seemed to be bonding ok, course we were on a mellower slope and didnt dig any pits :wink:

bunch of facets sitting underneath the new snow


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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You guys are getting me stoked for Utah! Keep killing it :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Sure was nice to get back on the wiggle machine. N. Superior rode well from the top all the way through the bowl. A decent base from the early October storm was holding things together nicely above 9,500'. Gotta few shark bites but I made it out :bananas:

Up and away
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Random skier, put in a nice skinner for us. Always a skinner in the Wasatch
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Looking down S. Superior
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Done
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The exit was tolerable and the skinning was excellent. Face shots were had.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:02 pm 
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Went up into Albion Basin, up and over Supreme, and down roads/cat tracks back to the car. Lots of skinning, and then skiing the split. Lots of people out and about.

Cool, calm weather, mostly cloudy. 20-30cm new snow, which seemed to have bonded fairly well to old snow surfaces. Old snow on the N above 9000 is 'rotten', but seemed kind of wet.

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From the uphill...

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Other people were excited about the snow...

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Did some of this on the way down...

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Do any of you ever ski the split? How does that go for everyone? Just curious, because I struggle with it... :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Alx88 wrote:
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Looks like there was a lot less traffic in BCC...

(Seriously.)

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Ya it was nice. I was however outnumbered 3-1 with skiers. For some reason the other pair didn't venture into the upper bowls, it was exponentially deeper as you got above 9,500' :scratch:


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Stuck to N faces that was sure were grassy and held as much of that Oct snow as possible and didn't venture far from my skinner on the way out. Was tempted to hit some E facing stuff but didn't want to risk it, snow just didn't quite set-up even with the sun on it most the day. I got a few collapses in this zone, so in between lines I went into the sun to warm myself and dug a little pit. Found a crust, facet, crust sandwich. Time will tell and it will take some time to get enough weight to truly test that weak layer but it could be something to watch out for in the future.
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Had this zone all to myself, except for a couple skiers who where one and done. So I busted out the gopro and dicked around.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Sweet, it's on in UT.
Time to start checking my favorite thread. (Seriously.)

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Utah: It looks like you got some really good turns in :rock: I am rather jealous since I had a trip planned to Vegas for this past weekend so I was unable to get out and I lost money :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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for those wanting the gnar gnar Pipeline looks good to go...skin up and ski out all the way to the parking lot, thanks groomers!!
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ready to drop...snow was stable on the skin up, new snow bonding well to crust with facets underneath, no instabilities noticed
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more line...snow was great, coverage was good, full speed turns and no rocks!!
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was stopped to wait for the winch cat...in case the line snaps and the cable shreds my body in half
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