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    Targhee has a 55' base and 123' inches have fallen already this year. I'm not sure why people fly into Utah to ski that crappy snow.

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    Late start, but shred szn has arrived at last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Targhee has a 55' base and 123' inches have fallen already this year. I'm not sure why people fly into Utah to ski that crappy snow.
    Because it's worlds easier than driving to Targhee? I wish Jackson got Targhee's snow- then the only reason people would need to fly into Utah to ski is to avoid the crowds at Jackson.
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    Looks nice up there. Our two kids ran in the Thanksgiving 5K and won 2 free passes (thanks marketing department!). They will be heading up there later this week, while I work to support their carefree lifestyles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Because it's worlds easier than driving to Targhee? I wish Jackson got Targhee's snow- then the only reason people would need to fly into Utah to ski is to avoid the crowds at Jackson.
    My oldest drove up to Targhee this past weekend. Got shut out Saturday due to high winds. He said yesterday was great though.
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    I hope not. It's the friendliest and cheapest ski resort between them though!

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    This was quite a highlight on youtube for me. Pretty scary! luckily nobody was too seriously injured.





    On another note I went heli-skiing @ whistler again this year. The small capacity choppers were sold out so we did a 10-passenger, which was a lot slower pace, but it was a blue bird powder day, so we really didn't mind too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    This was quite a highlight on youtube for me. Pretty scary! luckily nobody was too seriously injured.





    On another note I went heli-skiing @ whistler again this year. The small capacity choppers were sold out so we did a 10-passenger, which was a lot slower pace, but it was a blue bird powder day, so we really didn't mind too much.
    Wow, that was terrifying.
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    We were up at Targhee this weekend and they still have a lot of snow. What started out as a very bad snow year has turned into a good one.

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    We still have two trips this year; one to HFN’s place because the kids won passes to his place (thanks!), and one to his competitor south because the son still has a punch ticket left from Christmas. We’ll hit the former first since it is warming pretty quickly. Someone decided to buy a ski hill at 5500 feet elevation

    But yeah, the season got better as the year went on. This is still a low snow year, but not terrible.

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    Anybody getting out this weekend? I am hoping that this weekends storm doesn't prevent me from heading down that way as I am planning to ski whatever runs the Canyons side of PC has open Saturday morning before heading down to P-Town for the BYU-Houston hoops game. If there is 12-18 inches of fresh snow on top of the man made stuff it ought to be a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    Anybody getting out this weekend? I am hoping that this weekends storm doesn't prevent me from heading down that way as I am planning to ski whatever runs the Canyons side of PC has open Saturday morning before heading down to P-Town for the BYU-Houston hoops game. If there is 12-18 inches of fresh snow on top of the man made stuff it ought to be a good day.

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    I mountain biked in Park City today. I could clearly see the trails at PC and The Canyons that they have been making snow on. But it was almost 50 degrees. But there is a 100% chance of snow over the next 3 days, so hopefully it dumps good and they can open more terrain than the handful of runs.

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    A couple of Ted Ligety videos are floating around on FB, pretty amazing how well and fast he can carve his turns.

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    Hit up Solitude today for the first time in forever. So much fun. Not a lot of fresh tracks, but still just a perfect day. Iíve been a dozen times this season to the four cottonwood resorts (ditched the board to go to Alta). Snowbird is still king. Brighton is always fun. Alta is great except skiing isnít as fun as snowboarding. Iím heading to PCMR tomorrow and having a hard time sleeping Iím so excited. I love Utah so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Hit up Solitude today for the first time in forever. So much fun. Not a lot of fresh tracks, but still just a perfect day. I’ve been a dozen times this season to the four cottonwood resorts (ditched the board to go to Alta). Snowbird is still king. Brighton is always fun. Alta is great except skiing isn’t as fun as snowboarding. I’m heading to PCMR tomorrow and having a hard time sleeping I’m so excited. I love Utah so much.
    I went to Brighton yesterday and it was great. About the same as Solitude it appears. I was able to find some areas where the snow was still quite fresh, but for the most part it had been tracked. The best part was it wasn't crowded at all. My brother went up on Wednesday and said it was a mess. I was able to trash my legs by about noon, have a little lunch and get down the canyon just in time to go to my son's activity at his school near the mouth of the canyon.

    When I was driving down the canyon I almost wished I had used one of my free days at Solitude. It looked really nice over there.
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    I'm heading up for two days of skiing next week. Thinking of doing Brighton and Alta this year.
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    Can't wait to get out. Heading to Whistler for another 2-3 days, depending on how good conditions are when I get there. I need to get my cardio on point in the next month so it's not a total waste...
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I'm heading up for two days of skiing next week. Thinking of doing Brighton and Alta this year.
    I'll be there in two weeks. Only have time for one day of skiing, so I think I'm going to hit Brighton. My son will be on a board, so Alta is out.

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    Park City was pretty great today. They had a championship competition and I got to watch Chloe Kim do a half pipe run while I was on the lift. That was neat. I do love that resort, if only because of how huge it is. You can spend a whole day there and not hit the same run twice.

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    Iíve been getting my little family out to the slopes in Colorado this month. The skiing is good but getting there is a pain. The nearest resort to downtown denver is about 1.5 hours from my home under the best circumstances. On Saturdays, I-70 is a nightmareóthat same drive can be three or even four hours.

    We just plan on being up and out the door by 5:30. That gets us on the slope by opening, when we can get a few good hours in before the crowd shows up. Makes me miss Utah, where the time between ďGee, the weather seems nice today, maybe I should go skiingĒ and sitting on the lift is less than an hour.
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    I skied my favorite place today, Teton Mother Effin' Village. It it snowed a bunch yesterday, last night, and all day today, so conditions were good. (So good that if you had an inkling of how exquisite it was you would be quite debilitated.)

    I'm here tomorrow too and it's supposed to keep snowing all night and all day tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    I skied my favorite place today, Teton Mother Effin' Village. It it snowed a bunch yesterday, last night, and all day today, so conditions were good. (So good that if you had an inkling of how exquisite it was you would be quite debilitated.)

    I'm here tomorrow too and it's supposed to keep snowing all night and all day tomorrow.
    Super jealous. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    I skied my favorite place today, Teton Mother Effin' Village. It it snowed a bunch yesterday, last night, and all day today, so conditions were good. (So good that if you had an inkling of how exquisite it was you would be quite debilitated.)

    I'm here tomorrow too and it's supposed to keep snowing all night and all day tomorrow.
    I've never skied TV, but I'm curious: why do you like it more than Targhee? I've never seen a more underrated place than Grand Targhee. Its elevation and location make it a gem. The elevation allows it to be on the sunny side of the mountain and have tons of open space while the snow stays light. Relatively few shady, icy spots, lots of bumps and plenty of topographical diversity. It's been a long time, but the lines were manageable the last time I went, and glorious compared to the lower resorts in Utah or the western slope of Colorado.

    I'm not the ski snob I was 25 years ago, and I stay close to home now, but I loved Targhee. The higher Utah resorts really do have some of the greatest snow on earth, but GT is right there with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    I've never skied TV, but I'm curious: why do you like it more than Targhee? I've never seen a more underrated place than Grand Targhee. Its elevation and location make it a gem. The elevation allows it to be on the sunny side of the mountain and have tons of open space while the snow stays light. Relatively few shady, icy spots, lots of bumps and plenty of topographical diversity. It's been a long time, but the lines were manageable the last time I went, and glorious compared to the lower resorts in Utah or the western slope of Colorado.

    I'm not the ski snob I was 25 years ago, and I stay close to home now, but I loved Targhee. The higher Utah resorts really do have some of the greatest snow on earth, but GT is right there with them.

    Teton Village is far and away the superior resort, all snow being equal. Targhee is a nice little local secret because there really isn't that much mountain. It is perfectly situated to get dumped on and will almost always get the superior snow. But when Teton Village gets a good pow day-- watch out! TV is known for its steeps and just bottomless vertical- especially if you're taking tram runs. Targhee has nothing even remotely on the same level as Rendevous Bowl. There are some nice tree areas e.g. Blackfoot, and some cool little traverses and a nice bowl that is always powdery off Sacajewea, but Targee isn't on the same level as Jackson. I'll always take a snowy Targhee over an icy Jackson Hole/TV, though, and that's why I've ridden there so much more than TV, but when there's snow at Teton Village, you take it and don't look back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Teton Village is far and away the superior resort, all snow being equal. Targhee is a nice little local secret because there really isn't that much mountain. It is perfectly situated to get dumped on and will almost always get the superior snow. But when Teton Village gets a good pow day-- watch out! TV is known for its steeps and just bottomless vertical- especially if you're taking tram runs. Targhee has nothing even remotely on the same level as Rendevous Bowl. There are some nice tree areas e.g. Blackfoot, and some cool little traverses and a nice bowl that is always powdery off Sacajewea, but Targee isn't on the same level as Jackson. I'll always take a snowy Targhee over an icy Jackson Hole/TV, though, and that's why I've ridden there so much more than TV, but when there's snow at Teton Village, you take it and don't look back!
    What he said. I love Grand Targhee and probably have skied there 2x as many times at TV, but TV is just special.

    Today they were running Kings and Queens of Corbet's so I watched a few crazy people take monstrous air off that lip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Today they were running Kings and Queens of Corbet's so I watched a few crazy people take monstrous air off that lip.
    Love watching that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    What he said. I love Grand Targhee and probably have skied there 2x as many times at TV, but TV is just special.

    Today they were running Kings and Queens of Corbet's so I watched a few crazy people take monstrous air off that lip.
    I subscribed to this cool little youtube channel where these dorky Canadians teach snowboard skills/tricks and go to different resorts. They were at Jackson yesterday, too.

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