Getting Back to the Pow at Brighton

By Tim Roberts \ February 18 2007

After it dumped while I was gone for the second week in a row, I knew I had to hurry back and ski some pow. So we cruised up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton to do just that. We started out with some nice and soft tree bumps down Hard Coin. Then we decided to head over to Great Western for some freshies. We hiked up from the top of Great Western where we could see the town of Park City on our left and the top of the Snowbird tram on the right. We took in the 360 degree view for a couple of minutes before doing what we were there for. We dropped in where there was not a single track in sight. The top was smooth and wind affected. Then it rolled over into some really soft snow that was protected from the wind. We skied the cream back down into Great Western were we hit up some more Pow bumps. Then we skied some spaced out fall line bumps off Snake Creek on our way to the terrain park. The park had more features than I knew what to do with. They added quite a bit since the last time I saw it. Then we grabbed a bite and headed over to Millicent. From the chair we saw some kids looking at this rock, so we decided to join them in checking it out. As we arrived, we saw the first kid jump off into a Pow landing. Not needing anymore information we sent it ourselves. Broege stomped his landing and then ate it, but would later redeem himself. We cruised a couple more laps, enjoying soft snow with plenty of features to play on. When I asked Broege what to do next, he replied, “I don’t care as long as we huck something.” We cruised around for one last lap. He skied off the rock with speed and was able to hold on to his landing to redeem himself. Pumping his fist celebrating he skied up to me and said, “On that note I think we should call it day.” Check out the photos Aaron took.

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