Wasatch BC Report, Jan 13 – Wild Weekend

| January 13, 2014 | 4 Comments

In 24 hours, the Wasatch went from some of the worst skiing of the season, to the best, and then back again. A much needed storm finally rolled in, but was accompanied by warming temps, howling winds and  a touch of rain, which created a zipper crust all over.  Polly described it as “skiing through creme brulee.”

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A nice trophy crust… if you are into that sort of thing.

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Action photo of crusty ankle shots.

Then the temps dropped and the storm kicked in again, this time delivering another 12″ or so, but also with some very high ridgetop winds, which sent us into more sheltered terrain.

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Noah showing off some fine plumage.

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Courtney back on his beloved Megawatts just shy of one year after a triple knee rip.

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Noah seeing the forest through the trees.

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Giddy-up little Gigawatts…

Now it is back to a light rain at 7,100′ in Park City.  Instead of “You should have been here yesterday.” it’s more like, you should have been here an hour ago.

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Category: current conditions, Wasatch Mountains

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber and Mountain Unicycle rider. He and Polly Samuels McLean are the parents of two very loud little girls.

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  1. rockNSnow says:

    lucky if you had Creme Brulee! we had Chicago-style thin-crust pizza rime and I was wishing I had shin guards!

  2. db says:

    Just be glad you have snow,I only wish i have crust here in the northeast. Rain again, no thank you.

  3. oscar says:

    Daaaaamn that last pic could make the BD catalogue!

  4. Jim Hills says:

    Alpental finally opened Sunday and we had the bouncing snow level, too. Patrol hand-charged a slide from the bottom of the cliff that ran all the way down Lower International. In 40 years there, I’ve never seen one so big, so low.

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