Near Death Experience Skiing

Ever have a near-death experience? This Main Chute on Mt. Baldy at Alta Ski Area. I stop by now and then to thank my old friend for chewing me up and spitting me out ALIVE.

Mt. Baldy Chute

I’ve heard I was the only one who fell the entire way from top to bottom and survived. I skied away with only a dislocated shoulder many years ago. Thanks again, old friend…

Local Advantages

One advantage to being a local here in Utah is that the resorts are 25 minutes from my house. If the weather or conditions are crappy, I can bail and come back another day.   Tourists, on the other hand, don’t have a choice.

Today was a prime example.

Upon arriving at Alta, the conditions were snowy, foggy, and flat.  The flat part is the worst.  Not being able to see the bumps and contours on runs can be dangerous.

Tomorrow is another day.  And tomorrow hopefully the sun will be shining because I’ll be back at Alta to give it another shot.