posts tagged "Alta"

Send It Studios Season Edit

A buddy of mine, Adam Mikaelian from Send It Studios and Jay Peak Video, spent last winter at Alta, UT. Alta had a banger year along with many other resorts out west, and it was fun shredding pow with him when we were both in town.  Here is his season edit (filmed entirely on a GoPro HD), Viva La Niña! – Erme




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Utah Envy

Words: Erme Catino

Within the past 48 hours Alta/Bird has received over 2 feet of snow, and that was when I was writing this post, around 3 P.M. EST.  That is a heck of a lot of snow for May 19th, and with forecasts of a storm totaling around 25-35”, there is going to be some deep submarining going on this morning.  Just looking at the weather is making me get into a powder frenzy, and I’m sitting here in Vermont.

Snowbird is the only resort left operating in Utah, and with the magnitude of this storm, they have their work cut out for them.  This was posted on the Snowbird site yesterday: Snowbird has received more than 30″ of snow this week. Due to the unusual amount of spring snow and the forecast for continuing precipitation, hours of operation and available terrain for Friday, 5/20, are TBD. Depending on the overnight snowfall, if Snowbird is able to open for skiing and riding Friday the terrain will be limited. This report will be updated when new info is available.

Here’s to all the folks shredding pow today in Utah and other parts of the West, the endless season continues for you guys…Get Some!

Lastly, here is a video courtesy of Unofficial Networks from May 18th.  Patsy was looking tasty…can’t wait to get back out there for an extended period again next winter!

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Utah and the JFT World Junior Championships

Video: Subaru Freeskiing World Tour
Words: Erme Catino

Vermont has been a bit rainy the past few days, so to cure our rainy day hangover here is a little edit from the JFT World Junior Championships in Snowbird, UT.

Utah has been getting absolutely pummeled the past few weeks – heck they’ve been trying to dig out since February.  April has already left six feet of powder at Alta/Bird, and with a storm looming tonight they might reach the 200 inch base milestone!

Enjoy the video and congrats to the all the juniors who were throwing down this past weekend.  Utah looks like it will be going off this spring; the question is will you be there for one more powder fix…

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The Utah Experience

Words and Photo: Erme Catino

Alta…that is all skiers need to hear before they begin to salivate with thoughts of deep powder.  I’ve been lucky enough to spend the past few weeks here and while I really haven’t taken many photos, I couldn’t resist how awesome our car looked at the end of the day.

The best part about these storms, is that it seems everywhere across the lower 48 has been getting in on them.  From Tahoe, to Utah, to just the other day New England – powder has returned!  Get Some!

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