Snowbasin was skiing fast and furious on most of the groomers today. Lighting was a bit flat at times leading to some moments of pure faith flying towards the strawberry gondola base. The best conditions that we found were off hikes near MB Cirque. Mt. Ogden Chute towards the end of the day was exilerating but conditions in the top of the chute were a bit mixed.
Snowbasin received between 3-10 inches of snow on Thursday night. Early birds were able to find fresh tracks all over the mountain, with nice pockets of powder in the trees of John Paul and off the top of the Strawberry Gondola. Visibility was an issue on the top half of the mountain for the first part of the day, clearing up quite a bit in the afternoon. Snow coverage was limited on some aspects with a crusty layer underneath. Fun turns could be had but you really had to look where you were going to avoid sticky and crusty areas. Still more pow for tomorrow.
Alex Romashko made a great video for the Snowbasin Snow Report for March 6, 2010. Good lines and snow were still found in the post storm spring conditions. Come out to Snowbasin and enjoy the beautiful scenery while riding great terrain.
Thursday was an incredible, mostly sunny day after a quick powder storm. The early bird get’s the worm. Endless powder runs off Strawberry today. Photo slideshow has a great sequence of a controlled slide off the Sisters Ridgeline. We also found a small snowmouse living in the snowbank off the Strawberry Gondola top station. He was cute!
Lot’s of smiling faces and zoom zoom racers at Snowbasin today. Beautiful conditions for most of the day. This morning started out at 22deg F and stayed sunny and crisp for most of the day. We explored some adventurous lines at the y- chute, and off the top of Mt. Ogden. Lot’s of hiking and lots of challenges. Groomers were really FAST!!
Lot’s of local families as well as visitors from afar came to enjoy the great skiing and continuing powder conditions. Visibility was limited today, especially at the higher elevations, however, there was plenty of powder and fun if you knew where to find it. The forecast predicts more snow on the horizon so get your homework done, due your laundry at night and come on up this week for more fun at Snowbasin!!
Scotty, Jodi, Wayne, and Alex put the test on the Icelantic Skis.
The skies opened up and the sun came out for an awesome Valentine’s Day at Snowbasin. Lot’s of powder was to be found off Strawberry and John Paul from the previous day’s 6+ inches. KSL Outdoor Adventures was on location with the crew from Icelantic Skis testing their latest fat powder skis. Lot’s of fun!!
Up to a foot of fresh powder made for some fun skiing at Snowbasin today. Visibility was poor for the top half of the mountain. For those unfamiliar with the mountain it was best to hang out on the Becker Chair. Things cleared up around 12:30 though and it was a lot of fun for the rest of the day. A big hello to the West Point Class of 1964 who were enjoying themselves on the mountain and in the Cinnabar Lounge at Earl’s Lodge.
Ogden Local Kym Buttschardt gives the little one a pull at Earl's Lodge
On Friday night we had a wet storm that deposited rain in Ogden and over 6″ at Snowbasin, which meant that Saturday was a FRESH TRACKS POWDER DAY!
A fair amount of people were able to find lots of great snow just about everywhere on the mountian. A rare fog inversion had the top of the mountain clear then turning very foggy at about mid mountain. The call was to use the Porky and Middle Bowl chairs to stay in the clear. The start of the Grizzly downhill was in prime form as well as No Name. Plenty of action for everyone.
The visibility eventually cleared up but then we began to experience variable snow conditions especially on low angle, south facing slopes. Which means… It got kind of sticky there at the end of the runs.
We rounded out the day with refreshments and the amazing smoked fish plate in the lounge at Earl’s Lodge, listening to the sweet voice and guitar playing of Che Zorro. Thanks Che for the great tunes!!
Thursday was a great day up at Snowbasin. Skiers and boarders enjoyed great visibility and quite a few powder stashes if you knew where to look. Lunch at the John Paul Lodge was also an exceptional experience with our guests proclaiming that Snowbasin should have taken first, instead of Deer Valley, in Ski Mags recent recent report. The Tira Misu was over the top!!