All posts tagged snow skiing

Ski Mountaineering Timp’s Everest Ridge

ski mountaineering timp's everest ridge

During the winter of ’92 there was a Mount Everest expedition team from Utah that trained using a ridge on the west face of Mount Timpanogos.  Since then, it’s been known to locals as Everest Ridge. Almost exactly a year ago, I noticed a friend Paul Knudsen at church with a sunburned face and “raccoon eyes”.  It turns out that he had climbed Everest Ridge the previous day.  I had heard about that route and we chatted about his trip which prompted an outing together a few weeks later to Heaven’s Half Pipe.  This winter he offered to do the Everest Ridge with me.

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Skiing with Braylon

Skiing with Braylon

I borrowed some small skis and boots and took Braylon up to Alta yesterday.  Here’s a video of the highlights:

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Heaven’s Half Pipe

skiing heaven's half pipe

A buddy Paul Knudsen and I had a fun hike to a place called Heaven’s Half Pipe on the south side of the Alpine Ridge to enjoy some Spring skiing.  We started up in the afternoon from the Schoolhouse Springs Trailhead hiking the 3 mile approach.

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The End of “Ski Free After Three”

Alta's Ski Free After Three

I just found out Alta’s “Ski Free After Three” is ending February 14, 2012.  If you’re going to take advantage of free resort skiing, get it in between now and Valentines Day.  Hmmm, I think I might be getting a GREAT idea for my own Valentines Day festivities… What could be more romantic than snuggling with your valentine on a lift whisking you up through the trees at Alta?  How ’bout it Desiree?

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Snow Skiing on a Budget

skiing AF canyon

I have a theory and I think I’m right… You don’t have to be rich to snow ski.

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