Trip Report: Brighton Ski Resort

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm in Salt Lake City, UT for the 2012 ocean sciences conference.  Today I thought i'd take a break from the morning sessions and ski, getting back in time for one of my lab-mate's poster sessions in the afternoon. The road to Alta and Snowbird was closed due to an avalanche in the canyon,  so I decided to...Read More

Tool of the Week:

Sometimes figuring out where to go skiing feel's like a roll of the dice.  Where's the snow deep enough to not hit rocks?  Where are the freshies at? In the backcountry, it gets even worse: Will the snow be windswept? Will it be steep enough to ski? Will it be too steep to ski safely? How's the avi danger? How...Read More

Trip Report: Hidden Valley Backcountry Skiing

UPDATE: If you're looking for more current trip reports, current avi conditions, other backcountry ski areas, or backcountry ski weather, please check out my new website (which is under construction) at [caption id="attachment_343" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Courtney Making some Tele Turns in fresh snow at Hidden Valley"][/caption] This past weekend I had a great time backcountry skiing at Hidden Valley,...Read More