So, it started snowing Saturday night. We got to the base of the canyon early to wait for the scheduled 8:00 opening of the road. Worked fine, we pulled in at the normal time and hopped on the Wildcat lift. Some big lines were starting to form:
We had this guy with us again, until he had to work around noonish:
We mostly just skied laps off the Wildcat. With a nice fall line and a bunch of tree chutes, the area between Alta and Snowbird always has plenty of pow. Started off not too deep:
But snow kept falling:
We eventually moved on from the wildcat & did some stuff off the "High T":
Then we went over to the Supreme Lift for a couple, but the stuff off of Wildcat was the best skiing of the day.
We were going to use the next day as a travel day to get up to Jackson Hole, but we decided to go back in the morning because another 8" fell overnight. And they opened the keyhole chutes between Alta & Snowbird...
Tbatt took the bus back, while we explored Snowbird for the rest of the morning (nice, but after all the tours with Ted, we felt like we knew Alta better). Shuttle bus back to Alta (gates were closed for avy work), lunch in the car on the way down the canyon. Then it was on to Jackson Hole. That report will be next when I get some time.
Hey, anybody root out any lift ticket discounts for Alta or the Bird. Trip this weekend is on....
Have you looked at the usual online outlets like Liftopia? If have a car, there can be discounted tickets from various ski shops in SLC. The Lift House is at the entrance to BCC. Alta has advanced purchase prices online for day tickets but not sure what the discount would be this close to the date.
Yeah. Still sorting out itinerary, trying to line up a backcountry day, then I can figure out which day I’m skiing where, and THEN I can go the Liftopia/Online advance purchase route. The ski shop discout is minimal (like $8), so I’m not sure I’ll go out of my way for that. I appreciate the advice, just want to make sure I don’t miss out on any available discounts beyond the usual stuff.