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.


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,

Shitters!! Blacksuit takes the lunge and I am GOING DOWN! Right on the line, in front of everyone!

So going down…..(and from this angle also looking fat in my skin suit)

…to the abyss…

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!”

23. January 2016 · Comments Off on More glow! · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life

cropped-2016-01-21-19.52.05.jpgThat pink means the storm is coming.

23. January 2016 · Comments Off on Raining linguine or what you want to see pre frontal passage. · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Tourism

2016-01-19 18.55.47If this is happening and the cold front hasn’t even shown up, get the snowblower in standby mode!

22. January 2016 · Comments Off on Morning glow. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Here comes the fuck weather!

2016-01-21 19.51.10Red sky in the morning.

31. December 2015 · Comments Off on Snoquet because who has time to wait for summer? · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, High Altitude Rockstars, Real mtn life, Snoquet, Utah Tourism

2015-12-30 06.22.41Why wait another 5 months to play Croquet when you can turn you entire backyard into a Snoquet course?
2015-12-30 06.24.15Karl Metlzer certainly is not waiting around until summer.
2015-12-30 07.34.10Push broom Zamboni keeps it smooth between matches. Time to play!

I am not sure if this type of grooming is going on any where else in the Fat Bike universe but out in American Fork Canyon, Mike Rossberg, owner/operator of Thin Air Cycles in Draper, Ut, has taken things to the next level with dedicated Fat Bike specific grooming!

The rig utilizes a snowmobile just like conventional Nordic style grooming but that is where the similarities end.

Rossberg has developed this killer set up to groom Fat Bike snow single track! Next Level!

The finished product waiting for the shred!

The grooming apparently just started this week and The Utah Mtn Bike Trail Conditions Network will be updating post storm grooming.

Here is what Mike had to say about the first week of grooming; “We did some first time snow grooming on the upper sections of American Fork Canyon yesterday. Timpanooke campground, main road to the summit, down Willow. Fat bike nirvana on Trail #150 and Pine Hollow. Both have been previously packed and are perfect fatty single track.”

PPPC will be following this story as it develops and hopes to get a full interview with Mike Rossberg posted up asap! In the meantime head out to Thin Air Cycles and buy something!

24. November 2015 · Comments Off on More fun with the Fuck Weather. · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life, Skate Ski

GFS dynamic tropopause (jet-stream level) loop! Just one more way of knowing that you are fucked……

(When we see things like this, PPPC often thinks about how cool it would be being a meteorologist but then the Editor remembers how he failed college math 101 and then decided a major focused on people talking loudly about idea’s would be a much better choice.)

On a side note, Pulled this feed off this guys webpage; http://wasatchweatherweenies.blogspot.com/