Friday, December 31, 2010

USA day 8/Ski day 15 at Powder Mountain

15th day for this ski season, 10th day for powder, 6 days for backcountry, telemark for 5days

Powder Mountain 9:30-15:40
Gear: Teneighty GUN+GARMONT RADIUM

continued from USA day 7/Ski day 14 at Snowbird

We went to Powder Mountain today.
Is that a real powder mountain or just its name??

I-15 was already dried up.


Nice sunny day.


But, the temperature is -3F.

Extremely cold!

Main trails were already finished, but the other side was...


No track!!


We enjoyed the fresh powder (no picture, because my camera's battery was gone in -3F).

There is no lift in this side,


but a shuttle service is available.

We enjoyed the convenience for the first, but the next time was too crowded for us to ride the bus.

We had to wait for the next bus in -3F. Our bodies were fully chilled.
We ended up this area.

After the lunch (it was still cold even in the cafe) we went further and found-

a tremendous area.

No lift serve was there and we climbed up.

Then,


An amazing world.

We climbed there twice.

Even though the slope was gentle, we could go down with very light snow like feather.

A nice day for the end of year 2010.


Skiing in -3F is my first experience.

A new year is approaching now. We had a year-end party with my friend.

continued to USA day 9/Ski day 16 at Park City

Thursday, December 30, 2010

USA day 7/Ski day 14 at Snowbird

14th day for this ski season, 9th day for powder, 6 days for backcountry, telemark for 5days

Snowbasin 9:50-15:00
Gear: Teneighty GUN+GARMONT RADIUM

We got powder again!!

Heading to Snowbird with 19inch fresh snow last 24 hours!??

Snowy and icy on I-15.


The lane was controlled before the ski area.


Powder snow must be expected!!


Entire mountain has full of powder!!


Authentic!! We saw the real heaven.

The powder reached my thighs, and even under my arms!!
It was too cold for my camera to work, and no pictures for the trails.

We ran again and again without no break until 14 o'clock.


BBQ Pulled Pork $10.73 for my lunch.

On the way home. Very slippery on black ice.

very scary.

We went to a Thai restaurant at the downtown.

Thai Lotus
212 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 328-4401

continued to USA day 8/Ski day 15 at Powder Mountain