Saturday, December 24, 2005

Snow report: Alta

I went skiing again at Alta today, and the conditions were much improved. Today was sunny & warm without any noticeable wind. Also, the snow conditions were better; most runs were packed powder with plenty of loose, soft snow. Also, there was fresh powder to be found in the bowls, which were opened today after being closed yesterday. I could still hear the gunshots being fired for avalanche control, and could see where they had brought down some small avalanches yesterday.

I did go through one of the gates off of Supreme (East Devil's Castle I think) and found myself in a precarious position. I unwittingly followed some tracks that led to a rocky ledge (i.e., cliff!) and had to remove my skis, turn them around, climb back onto them after sinking in the powder, and then ski down along a ridge into a thick clump of pine trees. I was wishing I had a helmet! After picking my way through a chute, I was out in the open, and enjoyed making new tracks in the powdery hills. I was relieved to pop back out onto the main trail.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Wasatch Mountains from Alta Ski Resort

Utah je lepo!
Utah je lepo!,
originally uploaded by annetics.
I went skiing at Alta today, and took this shot from the top of Sugarloaf lift. It was windy at the ridges, but otherwise a sunny and warm day on the slopes.

Photos

Here's a link to some photos I have taken recently:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/annetics/

Friday, December 09, 2005

Welcome to my new blog!

I discovered that Google uses this format for their blog, and figured I would be in good company if I gave it a shot. I don't have too much to post now, but will write an update soon.