Can there really be too much snow? The Wasatch-Cache mountains that cradle Snowbird resort have gotten slammed with it. Over 70 inches in the last four days. Perfect and not so perfect for The North Face Masters. The event was postponed again today after heavy winds and snow increased the avalanche danger.
Bombs shook the Cliff Lodge for the third morning in a row here at Snowbird as mountain patrol was at it early assessing the stability of the deep snowfall. Numerous natural and triggered slides have been rumbling areas of the upper Peruvian Gulch, the area housing the event. Avalanches had also made travel difficult as Little Cottonwood Canyon experienced delays and closures.
That didn’t stop riders or the crowd of eager locals from getting at the few open runs though. Ross Baker, Moss Halladay, and a crew of Jackson riders were out tearing it up. Ralph Backstrom and posse were in deep, too. There were even some bros dropping the rope and doing the NoBoard thing.
A slip of sun crept out late this afternoon, but snow is still in the radar for tonight. Riders are set to load the tram at 8:30 a.m. weather pending. Keep your fingers crossed…