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Deepest Three Inches at Alta

by Utah Author December 14 2006 0 Comments

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Today it didn’t take me that long to figure out where I was when I woke up. I got myself together and headed to Alta around the crack of noon. Even with the late start I found plenty of fresh tracks. They reported three inches of new snow. It was wetter than the normal Utah snow which allowed me the stay on top without hitting bottom despite it not being that deep. I was the second track on Glory Hole on my first run of the day. It was so nice I had to go back for more. Then I met up with a crew of journalists at the Albion Lodge for lunch. We strapped on our beacons and headed into the backcountry off the Supreme lift. There the snow was lighter and dryer than the inbounds snow. It was so good I had to jump in headfirst. Photographer Tom Rassuchine caught it on film.

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After landing on some hidden rocks (seen in the above photo), I decided I pushed my luck enough for one day and headed back into the resort. I had so much fun I didn’t even care at the end of the day that my car wouldn’t start, and I had to leave it at the resort. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to go back tomorrow.

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