Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

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MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

Sunny & Beautiful. Hadn't had snow for a while when we skied it, but still skied pretty nice. Mountains seem like they'd be fun after a storm, but the lift systems are a bit weird (took me 3 lifts to get to the "summit" chair at Solitude, for instance).

Anyway, here are some pics:







A few times on our trip, we said: if it was ever like this in the east, we'd be saying how these conditions were some of the best we'd ever skied. But out west, we were waiting for more snow. Those pictures are coming up in the Alta/Snowbird and Jackson Hole threads I'll start when I get some time later.
JasonWx JasonWx
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Re: Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

Looks like a great day...

how did you take the last pic..it looks cool
"Peace and Love"
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Re: Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

JasonWx wrote
Looks like a great day...

how did you take the last pic..it looks cool
There's a "tiny mode" setting on my camera that blurs the top & bottom of pictures. It's a neat effect:

(Preview of the next TR)
tjf1967 tjf1967
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Re: Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

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You significant other has perfect form in that picture. I bet she had a big smile on her face.  Good to see she does not have the chin in the chest habit
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Re: Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

Nice Matt. It sounds like you scored some deep days eh?
DomB DomB
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Two thumbs up
Jamesdeluxe Jamesdeluxe
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MC2 5678F589 wrote
the lift systems are a bit weird (took me 3 lifts to get to the "summit" chair at Solitude, for instance).
Agreed that both ski areas have unique lift setups/topography, especially Solitude, which is why some people love it and some people stay away. Not sure if you were joking about needing three lifts to get to the summit chair -- do you mean from the bottom of Eagle?
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Re: Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

I parked at that other parking lot (Moonbeam?), and our general plan was to work from skier's left Solitude to skier's right Brighton, then back again.
Jamesdeluxe Jamesdeluxe
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Re: Solitude/Brighton - 1/30/18

Got it: Eagle or Moonbeam --> Apex --> Summit

Some might say that Solitude is the Gore of the Cottonwoods.
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