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Backcountry Ski Conditions Resources

skidmarks

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Was Checking this out!

Hoping to ski some of these slides this winter. Has anyone been?

 

atkinson

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Today in the Sugarbush sidecountry. Mid elevation is skiing surprisingly well. Upper elevation is hit or miss. Lower elevation is pretty challenging. More snow please.
 

bigbog

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Speaking of Utah TTB, to look at Alta's snowcover = still deep:-o...or was that last year? Does the resort allow skinning up now that the liftsystem/area has closed...?
 

dlo55

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Back country can't live with out it! What do you guys think is the best place to country ski?
 

The Future

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Thanks for these links, I'm hoping to get into backcountry travel in this area within the next few years, it can never hurt to be too careful, especially after what happened yesterday in CO :-(
 

Huck_It_Baby

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I skinned up Tear Drop to around 2,800ft yesterday to get an idea of the base before tonights storms. Although in some places I found nice turns for the most part the TD needs a healthy dose of snow before it's skiing well. Hit some rocks and lost a ski at one point. I hear the storm is going to be wet and heavy snow. Perfect for base.

I opted to ski the CCC road down to the lot from the TD/CCC/Maple Ridge intersection. Tons of Fun! Mellow powder for 2 miles back down to my car.

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MadMadWorld

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I skinned up Tear Drop to around 2,800ft yesterday to get an idea of the base before tonights storms. Although in some places I found nice turns for the most part the TD needs a healthy dose of snow before it's skiing well. Hit some rocks and lost a ski at one point. I hear the storm is going to be wet and heavy snow. Perfect for base.

I opted to ski the CCC road down to the lot from the TD/CCC/Maple Ridge intersection. Tons of Fun! Mellow powder for 2 miles back down to my car.

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Looks like a foot of heavy wet stuff should do the trick! Thanks for the shots
 

Huck_It_Baby

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Looking good Huck...looking like a promising new year for off-resort fun.....

Looks like a foot of heavy wet stuff should do the trick! Thanks for the shots

Too bad last night's storm missed us up here. We could have used it. I suppose southern areas needed it more though.

I skinned up a nice isolated logging road I know of on Mansfield today for some crusty turns. Difficult conditions right now in the BC.

Maybe snow coming for the weekend.
 

ScottySkis

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Too bad last night's storm missed us up here. We could have used it. I suppose southern areas needed it more though.

I skinned up a nice isolated logging road I know of on Mansfield today for some crusty turns. Difficult conditions right now in the BC.

Maybe snow coming for the weekend.
That not good. Weird storm Mountain snow was very good today. Hopefully everyone gets some with the next storm.
 

aveski2000

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