We scampered up Alta this morning to make some August turns. It was a quicker hike than I expected – just over an hour to the top. Little patches of snow in the shade were frozen hard on the way up, but the chute catches the sun early and was pleasantly soft by 8am.
Allison and I had last skied the chute about a month ago, when we were able to ski all the way to the parking lot. Not so today. It’s just about a 2500′ climb and we were able to ski down 1000′ of that before we hit the road.
Grom stopped to watch us ski the apron then let us hop in the truck for a ride back to the base, making the “Alta Ski Lifts Company” name truthful even in August.