Saturday, November 14, 2015

And So It Begins...

The natural snowpack remains a bit thin for my backcountry interests, but we got out for our first day today, taking advantage of the man-made-enhanced snowpack in Collins Gulch.  Alta plans to open on Thursday, so kudos to them for keeping the mountain open for uphill skiing today.

My back has limited my ski adventuring the past couple of years, so days like this skiing with my son are priceless, even if the snow is scratchy instead of bottomless.

Of course, my tours always involve some snow science.  Since nothing was falling from the sky, we investigated the dreaded man-made crust.  Nasty stuff!

Hopefully it will be buried by the real stuff soon.

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