There hasn't been much to report as far as new snow goes in northern Utah lately, however southern Utah received two healthy doses of snow last week. [service]brian_head_resort[/service] is probably skiing best right now, with more than two feet of snow since last Wednesday. Up here in northern Utah, most resorts received anywhere from two to eight inches of snow since last week. This requires us Powderhounds to get out there and change it up a bit. The past few mornings I've been getting on the lifts early, 9am and just ripping up the groomers at Deer Valley. Early in the day the snow is super soft, all in part to Deer Vally's great grooming crew. Laying down some fun turns on corduroy is always fun, almost as fun as skiing powder. I just hope I don't have to invest in some carving skis soon. For now I'll stick to my powder boards and tempt the snow Gods to throw a good storm at us.
If skiing corduroy is your thing, I suggest you hit up Snowbasin and Deer Valley this week. Snowbasin has a great northeasterly exposure, this allows you to stay in the sun from about 9am until at least 1 pm. That's a serious advantage especially on these super cold mornings when temperatures hover just above the 0 degree mark. My other pick this week is Deer Valley, I've spent the past three mornings getting up early and skiing hard for a few hours. No one is on the hill at the moment, so it feels kind of special to have both these world class resorts all to yourself.
Looking ahead, it looks like high pressure is the rule of thumb for the entire country. No major storms are in the forecast for the foreseeable future. The only thing I can say is wear your sun block and do a little snow dance so we can push this high pressure off to our east. The weather pattern was hinting at changing just before Christmas but that is still a long way off and way too far out to get excited about now. As always, if things change I'll be sure to post in the comment section under the blog.
Pray for snow!
Oh and for all you racers out there, yes I know that was a poor excuse for a tuck in this video. Cut me some slack...