logs for 1997
(6th calendar year of non-stop skiing)
Dec 1997, the 63rd Month: Finally got to ski with George Murray--
we've certainly planned it long enough. Rich joined us for a frolicking day.
Unfortunately, our timing was a little off--for George. A couple of days after he
left we got an ANOTHER 60" in 48 hours....poor George....Well, what were we
supposed to do, let it go to waste?....oink, oink.
Nov 1997: A very unusual season start. The resorts
weren't open until Thanksgiving week. We've got a lot of skiing to catch up on!
Oct 31st: What a great way to celebrate Halloween--
new snow on Brighton's Majestic run. I was surprised that I didn't run into anyone
else that couldn't wait.
Snowbird, September, Month 60:
Wow! Couldn't believe that there was still enough snow to ski a few runs in Pipeline this
first week of the month. It's been one of those summers that remained cool enough up
here to keep the snowpack for our sliding enjoyment.
2 inches new on Hidden peak (Snowbird)--couldn't go that day, but was able to ski
Pipeline Bowl the next week.
Skied both the Pipeline Bowl and part of Shireen (Snowbird)--lots of snow, but it just didn't
compare to last July's experience.
: Albion basin (Alta) had mucho corn snow left to ski on this
June--too bad skiers quit so early this year, the lifts would still be running.
This snowpack might well last into next season, the way it looks right now.
May 1997:Skied Timberline (Hood) on my birthday and closed out the
"chair season" Memorial weekend at the Bird, in powder, as it snowed all day.
Many good powder days were had by me this month. Gary Mooers
finally came to town to board with me later in the month on a really good,
"Utah spring day". Remember Eldora.
Other than a fairly good Snowbird day, this month was
mostly spent skiing during my hosting assignments at Brighton.
For sure, the high point of the month was skiing
Steamboat Springs, Colorado--a very large and Snowbird-like resort.
'97- Life is good: A "PP" and a "PPP" this month! Have
enjoyed epic powder days all around Utah to start the calendar year.
The last weekend at the Bird included one of the best powder days in the history of the world.
Colorado skiing was great this month at Breckenridge, etc.
Not quite the record snowfall of last month's trip, but the conditions were still awesome.