Although the number of available pre-season training spots is rapidly diminishing, high in Little Cottonwood there is more than enough snow to tour and get those legs prepared for the season. It is true though that this season seems to, at best, be a late bloomer. I heard an unconfirmed rumor that we are having just 20% of the normal precipitation for November, kinda depressing if true… In any case, got a nice tour yesterday up to So Long Meadow and Catherine Pass. Skinning is no problem and skiing is in this chalky kind of snow but still fun although lots of it is tracked out by now. The whole area between Brighton and Alta included is holding a fair amount of snow past 9,500 feet. See pictures below (click to enlarge).