Becks is way more fun groomed. Even better on a powder day after groomed because nobody knows how to get there! (Well, until this season.) *Caveat* I still don’t love bumps. I really need to ski my daughter’s Yumis, which are short for me and would probably be a lot more manageable.Spent 3 consecutive days skiing Snowbasin last month. Terrain may have evolved. But if you want Taos style bumps, sort of like Tells glade I recommend Beck’s off of Wildcat chair/ridge (or u can get there via Blue grouse terrain park and then traverse Skiers R thru some trees). Becks get u to Porcupine lift. Or take wildcat ridge then Blitz or Centennial all the to the base. All are black but are wide, even pitch, so the bumps remained manageable, not gnarly. My pals liked Becks too. We hit it many times. Never any people there!
What I know is how Alta Lodge works. They are VERY flexible. If you can't make it, you won't be charge for the night(s) you don't use. If you decide to cancel, they will accommodate the request. Preferably by making an alternate booking for another time. If you want to extend, that's no problem at all. This is late season and there are plenty of empty rooms. Note that over 70% of Alta Lodge guests are return guests.I'm curious what sort of flexibilities are there at the lodges for canceling or adding on days to a reservation to accommodate road closures? I mean, if people can't get in or out, then the number of occupied rooms doesn't change, but what if someone was doing a mid-week arrival and decided today that they'd rather cancel? I wonder if the lodges have been flexible with that or if it's too much of a financial hit.
AmazingWe skied from about 10:00 to 3:30 today. Got pretty warm by 2:00. Glad I have Phantom Glide on my skis. Also on my daughter's skis. Bill too.
I think there might have been 100 cars in the Wildcat parking lot today, April 9. Few people took the risk of getting stuck at Alta to drive up for some spring skiing.
I used Ikon F&F to get a day ticket for my daughter. Will do that each day she skis. Can get either Alta only or Alta/Snowbird although with Mineral Basin closed there is no point to pay more for a combo ticket.
A couple of pics at the top of Sugarloaf, April 9
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There are what I think of as "snow boulders" all over the place. We could see the deep tracks made by a few that were just under the Supreme lift as you reach the edge of Supreme Bowl on Sunday. Someone said they looked like giant cinnamon rolls.Looked so benign until the last picture for perspective!
Found out that Collins ran until 5:30 on April 8. So people doing day trips who kept skiing didn't have to wait too long before starting the long drive down. I heard from a local Alta pass holder that it took 3 hours to make it to the bottom of LCC.Since going up to Alta on Sat, April 8, didn't make sense because we would've had to stay in LCC until 7pm, . . .
Just..wow…..Here's what the door to/from the Alta Lodge locker room looks like. In late season usually only have a slight uphill section. Now there are huge steps. I use my poles to help walk up when in ski boots.
Imagine how much work had to be done to shovel out the snow in front of the door after the Interlodge periods that happened during the big snowstorms.
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