Alta, UT Report: Stunning Late April Powder Day | 425″ of snow this season!
Report of April 23, 2022
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much today.
Just got back from Alaska last night at midnight and it was raining a bit in Park City.
In the morning, Alta was reporting 12″ of new snow in the past 12 hours.
I slept, thought about the length of the canyon lines and decided to report to Alta at 1pm today.
I showed boots ready to go at 2:15 p.m.
No traffic in the canyon.
The line for the Collins chair was quite long when I arrived and it was pouring out loud.
Really hard dumping.
On our 1st run we ripped under the Collins chair – one of my favorite lines in Alta.
The snow was amazingly good, soft and fun.
I was dazzled.
I thought it was going to be hot, sloppy and a little messy today.
It was none of that.
It was in the middle of winter.
Dry, soft snow with no firm bottom anywhere.
For our second inning, we hit High Rustler – arguably the best inning in Alta.
It was money.
Very smooth chowder from top to bottom that skied like a dream.
Back in the Collins chair, I ran into my old buddy Daryn and his buddy Matt.
We all went for another Hi Boy.
Then under the chair again.
We even saw a guy ripping powder shirtless.
His upper body was so pissed off – I thought he was wearing a red jacket…
I lost track of the trails but we completed it with an Eagles Nest variant which was “steep and rad”.
We skied until 4:30 and came out of the parking lot worried about the red snake in the canyon.
No red snake!
We got out of the canyon and went to a friends birthday party in record time.
Today was my favorite stormy day of the season.
Tomorrow is the last day of the season for Alta.
Alta has now seen 425″ of snowfall this season.
Thank you Alta!