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Crowd Control

by Powderhound Cat December 30 2010 2 Comments

Around here, we take the holidays pretty seriously. You saw how Jodi took out her family and how Matt partied with a surrogate one (remember I told you PC was the spot for that? You're welcome!). I call my family from the slopes every couple days. There is some great skiing, I don't want to be in an airport missing it!

I went out with some friends to Deer Valley Christmas Eve. It was pristine and cheery, but not crowded.

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Christmas Day we hit Canyons first thing in the morning, getting as many runs in until we felt it was time to go cook some Christmas Day Dinner! Again, no lift lines, no big crowds. I was surprised Santa still had the energy to ski after a night of hard work:

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Then something happened. It snowed. It didn't snow - it DUMPED. I can't even believe how much. It took forever to clear my driveway, but no way I was missing out on a day like yesterday! But then there was a ton of traffic, and I started to worry, and wonder.

Had all the crowds finally surfaced? Would the mountain be tracked out? Going alone, I wasn't sure just how far I should push myself exploring new territory. 

So I did the opposite - I went LOOKING for the crowd. I figured they'd be towards the front of the mountain. I skied first tracks on runs all morning trying to find these tourists. I found a few, around 11: a Dad with an adorable son from DC who really liked just falling in to the soft snow. A group of buddies from Pennsylvania who found the run I had been the only one on all morning. Some handsome boarders from Indiana. They wisely pointed out if you're visiting and the powder is new, you take that early lunch to rest. So we had the mountain to ourselves. Couldn't have asked for a better day!!

 

 

If you were visiting, I really hope you enjoyed seeing this powder we're always raving about!

 

*Let it Snow*

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Catherine Killfoil

Catherine Killfoil has spent the last four seasons going from rookie to expert on and off the slopes. Resorts! Park City Living! Ski Culture! Smirnoff Ice! Why they call it the White Room! Follow her to learn from her experiences (the good, the bad, and the powdery) and to see what Utah can offer every level of skier. Check out her "How To" series for the tips and tricks that everyone needs to crush winter in style.

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