I may be an Altaholic. Even though the conditions weren’t the best today, I can already tell I will be back to experience the Alta peaks again and again. The clouds started rolling in early & the wind picked up, but seeing that it was our last day riding in Utah – we charged it anyway. The snowpack or lack there of restricted our access to the gnar, but we did our best to find some worthy snow. Figures that the day we head back east, the forecast for Utah is looking up..
Day two started early, especially after hitting the High West Distillery for some primo whiskey & grub the night before. Spent most of the day over at Deer Valley where the sun was out in full force (not helpful for my hangover) & so were the crowds for some pre-Christmas laps. That didn’t stop us from poaching some nice boot-deep powder off piste. The snow was pure Wasatch fluff, where you could find it. But as the day wore on; the crowds diminished, and so did the stamina in my legs. Before hitting the hot tub for a much needed soak, I got a hold of santa for some apres ski action. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you, from all of us at Alpine Live!
Waiting for snow sucks…butttt it looks like there may be some white flakes in the forecast. It’s currently snowing up north intermittently and Jay Peak is reporting 5″ overnight – 10″ in the last 48 hours. While we wait for the first big storm of the season to roll through, check out some of our best shots from last season.
Last week was a test run for video at Rye, the lighting there is really hard to work with and I think I should have it dialed for this Tuesday evening.
Also, a little clip from last season’s dreadful attempt at “The Dutchess”. Lucas is yearning to get another whack at it this season.
I went to Rye tonight to shoot with J-5, Skip, Paul and some young guns but ended up focusing solely on the vert. Most of the evening was spent on video but I snapped a few photos here and there to see how it handled the flash. Here is what I came up with, video on the way..
We had an all-time winter last year, I only wish I was in the same shape that I was last April. We’ve got our eyes on a little system that could bring some white stuff to the Northern Kingdom towards the beginning of next week. Check out some photos taken by our own Andy Madea.
This photo is from a trip Andy and I took up towards Cannon last season, we had our eyes on some terrain right off of the highway and just couldn’t find a good route up to the summit. Lookers right of this photo is a place called “Eagle Cliff” – a Peak just to the North of Lafayette I believe. That one is still on the hit list for this season.
Photography by Andy Madea