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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Iron Mountain Powder

You know this is a great winter when you start accumulating "best evers" on any given hill. Last week it was best ski yet off of McConkeys (in resort) today it was Iron Mountain's turn. This is a very basic local Park City tour that starts by a 2,000' elev. gain to the summit of Iron Mountain then however many laps you feel like in its bowls. Today was my best ever ski in these bowls on very light yet slightly dense and so really fast powder.

Here are the pictures (click to enlarge):

Starting the skin  up to Iron Mountain at level with the clouds.
Picture taken on the lower Pinecone ridgline.

All the surface hoar you can eat! Maybe this is the drama in store for
our next storm system that seems to be due to start on Wednesday.

First (from the top) Iron Mtn bowl, best skied close to or
 in the trees to the upper left of the picture.

Second (from the top) Iron Mtn bowl.

West Monitor bowl practically skied out...

From the summit of Iron Moutain a view of Lewis Peak in the distance
and, in the foreground, access to the Iron Mtn bowls.

Loki barely keeping head above snow in one of the bowls.


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