25. March 2016 · Comments Off on More daily randoms! · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life

2016-03-22 06.22.54Serious cloud variety as the unstable airmass/fuckweather cluster moves out of the SLC.

This is what my friends do all spring while I am stuck on the keyboard;12798829_1065141556841669_1450162589611789389_nPhoto credit; Gary GSAX Saxlehner

03. March 2016 · Comments Off on More Perfect Light! · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life, Utah Tourism

2016-03-01 06.53.45When the vis gets this clear…….

2016-03-01 06.51.39……it means only one thing.

18. February 2016 · Comments Off on Right on schedule.(updated) · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life

Pre storm at 7am; Winds gusting to 60mph and no snow.
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6 hours later and it is full on Fuck Weather!!
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2016-02-16 19.42.56All that crystal clear vis means one thing; Storm time!

09. February 2016 · Comments Off on Mtn. Dell; World Class Nordic minutes from the SLC! · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life, Skate Ski, Utah Tourism

Mountain Dell Nordic; World Class Nordic Skiing less than 10 minutes up Parley’s Canyon from the Salt Lake valley! Not only is Mountain Dell close to the city it is also very inexpensive and a great option for people looking to get away from the apocalyptic traffic of the Cottonwood Canyons. A season pass for a typical season that averages 90 days a year is only $55 for TUNA Members and $80 otherwise and a day pass is only $7!

The first thing you will see as you head down to the track at Mountain Dell is a volunteer collecting the day pass fee. Below is Eric who happened to be doing his volunteer shift this past weekend. These volunteers pull a couple of weekend shifts a year and get a free pass for their efforts. So when you show up to ski just give up the $7 and don’t hassle the volunteers or offer excuses as to why you don’t have a measly $7!
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Once on the track the highway fades away and you are completely surrounded by killer track and equally killer views!
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As soon as the base is sufficient, classic and skate lanes are groomed daily.

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Granduer Peak is always in the background no matter where you are on the track.

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More killer views and more perfectly buffed skate lanes! This section below follows a small stream and it is not uncommon to see moose, elk, and mule deer by the water.

2016-02-06 00.20.48-2Mountain Dell Nordic; easy access sliding just minutes from the valley!

03. February 2016 · Comments Off on Ugly side of a Wasatch Winter. · Categories: Avalanche News, Here comes the fuck weather!, High Altitude Rockstars, Real mtn life, ski touring

Early snow in the Wasatch is never a good thing and we definitely got it this season. That shit turns into Surface hoar and when a little weight drops on top; the curtain comes down. Take a look at a selection of recent avy photo’s shot by Mark White who spends winter as a observer for the Utah Avalance Forecast center;
12642574_771426192962385_7350898252678354607_nMother of god! a 3ft plus crown!

12644907_768480229923648_6716315561268911423_nVery popular Holy Toledo shot which was set off by a local helicopter ski outfit. This one slid as the 15th skier in the group was on it!

12645222_771449836293354_1419166915086967634_nCan you say “Ripped to the fucking ground!”? I knew you could……

12670087_771775036260834_589301449329373085_nNotice how this one covered up existing tracks? Just cause others have skied it doesn’t mean shit.

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Wind drift cracks a propagating!

All of the above shots are of man eaters! Back Country skiing is something that must be approached with a lot of respect or you will end up dead.

2016-01-25 05.36.33When you see this glow in the high mountains you better run and hide because the Unicorn Invasion is coming!

26. January 2016 · Comments Off on When Old Guys Lunge……(it’s not pretty). · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life, Skate Ski, Wasatch Citizens Series

This is how it went down; after a titanic effort in the closing meters, finally passed blacksuit on his right but suddenly we are locked in a OLD GUY DEATH LUNGE as black suit regains momentum and pulls even on the left,
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Shitters!! Blacksuit takes the lunge and I am GOING DOWN! Right on the line, in front of everyone!
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So going down…..(and from this angle also looking fat in my skin suit)
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…to the abyss…
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Splat!
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I get up, drop my bib in the barrel, exit the finish area, and am immediately told by a fellow racer/bro that I look fat in my skinsuit! Yeah, another perfect day at the Wasatch Citizens Series annual Soldier Hollow 10k!

Just a fyi gentle readers; this is what a lunge should look like,Men´s-sprint-finishing-line

Photo credits go to Jeremey Britto. If you would like your body and soul crushed like bug, sign up for one of his classes at Miners Town Crossfit in Park City, ut!

24. January 2016 · Comments Off on What? More Glow? · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Tourism

Just another Ralph Lauren pastel, pre storm sunrise here in the SLC!
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In the Wasatch it is “pastel sky in the morning, skiers get ready for storming!”