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Old 01-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm out in Utah here for the week, training some employees with the company I work for...

I got 1 morning to hit Snowbasin and that was this morning.

Literally first run, I'm rippen and having a blast.. Light was pretty low but the powder was good so I was ripping....

Went over a small roller that led to a pretty good downhill so I was picking up speed

Was cruising around 40mph is my guess, since I have a decent idea of my speed from clocking myself earlier this season

Remember, the light was low? Well I had my low light lenses in my goggles so I could see alright, but it was still pretty flat

Cruising, making a left carve and BAM!

Found a camo cat track that cartwheeled me onto my neck, then flipped me off my neck and flew thru the air literally about twenty feet then landed on my back and spun around a couple times.... It's the worst wreck I've had hands down. Pretty surprised I didn't knock myself out...

Jacked my neck pretty bad... Thought I broke it at first but it's mellowing out a little bit now.

Managed to make my way down the hill and went back to my hotel haha

$66 for a half run that jacked me up pretty bad

So that's my first run in Utah... I gotta come back though, the terrain was looking sweet.

Bad thing is I do manual labor style work for my job, so work is going to suck the rest of the week before I head back home.

Really just glad I didn't get seriously hurt.

Thanks for the wakeup call Utah. It was my fault, I shouldn't have been ripping so fast with low light at a new resort. Lesson learned
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Right ( =

Didn't think I was going to make it in here this season.

Wellllcome to Utah
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Snowbasin is a pretty rad mountain. They have some unbelievable slackcountry there too. It's also pretty damn dangerous. One of the biggest and deepest debris piles I have seen is on a line just outside of the resort boundaries there.
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Pretty much the same thing happened to me at Loveland over New Year's weekend. I was popping off those wind lips that always form off of Lift 8 between the chair and the cat track leading over from Lift 4. Same situation of flat light, but I was having too much fun and was much lower on the mountain than I thought. I popped off another what I thought was a wind lip and mid-air, post 180 I realized that I'd just launched right into the cat track. I tucked and thought I might carry it, but I landed right on the far edge of it and just yard sale'd. That was a nice ankle sprain.
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$66 for a half run that jacked me up pretty bad
Doh! Reckless abandon and first day jitters bit me at Breckenridge a few years back.

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I'm glad to see someone give Basin some love. I think that mountain is great, while a little remote, the varied terrain is great. And, as a tourist, the speedy lift service provides for ample runs/day. I've seen some many people bash the place because of the Sun Valley Glitz and Glam. Cmmon, while the place is super pretty (the marble bathrooms on the back side of the mtn are pretty funny), the terrain is vast and awesome!

Yeah Yeah Basin!
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Dude, the Virgin Mary would be proud to take a dump in the restrooms at Snowbasin. The only place I have been too that is nicer is Aspen. This is a good thing. Snowbasin is a great place.
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