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Going Deep in Mineral Basin at Snowbird

by Happy Painter January 13 2008 0 Comments

I've had a few turns in Snowbird's Mineral Basin over the years, but they've been of the sun-crusted, mogul-covered type. I've heard of the face shots and bottomless untracked powder that can be had in Mineral Basin, but to me, it was always just a dream. Could it ever be as good as people have told me? Could I ever time it just right to be there when the rope drops and the frenzy starts?

Snowbird, like Alta, gets tracked out pretty fast on a powder day. And, they both have their share of traverses that weed out the undetermined and reward the stalwart. This was a day of persistence, powder and payoff.

I dropped in with top-to-bottom face shots, then continued for lap after lap of waist-deep powder. I now know how good Mineral Basin can be.

The following shot was taken on the way up Mineral Express lift at 1:30 pm--still plenty of pow to be had!

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