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Old 04-11-2011, 09:04 AM   #789 (permalink)
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I thought about using chamillionaire actually

UT was pretty much awesome, even though an even more insane storm system rolled in on Thursday just as we were leaving.

Sunday @ Brighton - 12+ inches of fresh pow, spent most of the day on Milly hitting natural features & small drops, riding pow, a little time on Snake Creek express lift until they re-opened Great Western about 1pm so we headed over there for an hour to catch more fresh tracks on that side. Wrapped it up about 2pm.

Monday @ Snowbird - 4-6 inches of fresh on top of the 12-16" they had received the day before, spent a lot of time on Mineral Basin/Hidden Peak (backside) but dicked around on the front side too. Snowbird was too much mountain for a few of the guys that went with me, unfortunately, so we only did one day there.

Tuesday @ Powder Mountain - weather was going to be bogus anywhere, the cottonwoods would've been iced over & frozen but it was much warmer in Ogden so we gambled on PowMow. Unfortunately it was too warm and the snow was thick and slow like mashed potatoes. Not nearly as bad as Mt. Holly a few weeks ago, it was decent at the summit but got progressively stickier on the way down to the lifts. We only rode 1/2 day there, but I'd like to go back, it looks like it would be an awesome mountain to ride in better conditions.

Wednesday @ Brighton - a few inches (maybe 4) of dust on the previous day's crust, spent a lot of time crusing corduroy groomers from the Snake Creek and Crest Express lifts. I also got an opportunity to hike Pioneer Peak with burritosandsnow; the hike was exhausting, the ride down was pretty awesome to be able to say I did my first legit backcountry run, but the conditions weren't that great so we only did it once. We closed the day hiking the kiddie-sized terrain park, our legs were a bit too tired to try the bigger features. I did close out the session with a solid line. First hit was the funbox: fs 180 on, sw fs 180 off, next two features were small boxes: bs boardslide, fs boardslide.

Thursday @ Brighton - a trace of snow overnight, but about as soon as we got there 930am it started dumping pretty hard, whiteout conditions up top and a little windy but the snow never stopped coming down. We were making fresh tracks every time we got off the lift because it was coming down that hard & heavy. It sucked having to pack up the car & leave at 2pm for our flight home! By this time everyone was feeling great and nobody wanted to stop riding, but we had a flight to catch unfortunately...

It was probably the best trip we've taken. Gonna be very difficult to top it next year...

I am working on editing some video but it's gonna take a while. I'll post them on my blog when available.
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