The Terrain Park crew has been grinding, shaping and welding 20 new features for the progressive terrain parks. Watch for new rails, fun boxes and wall rides for the 2010-11 season.
The NASTAR run has been moved up the mountain from City Hill to Bullwinkle. The new location will provide variety of new terrain, including a couple of steep pitches. The course was moved to help ease congestion on the lower part of the mountain. NASTAR will run Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) and all holidays.
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!!
Presidents Day was a ton of fun at Snowbasin.
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!!