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Just wondering if it was worth it. I think I would rather go cat skiing.
You get at least a dozen runs and is half the price of heli

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:36 AM, Mark P. Renson <[log in to unmask]>
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> Aw c'mon, don't be such a buzz killer. It was his birthday, he had awesome
> skiing, lived his dreams, was with friends, had a good experience with the
> Brighton Patrol, razzed himself as being a touron .....
>
> Money, schmoney' ......whatever. Thanx for the TR Doctor Kamien and I'm
> sure even Todd Murchison woulda been envious.
>
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> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Sharon Heller
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Not sure what you paid for the heli trip, but I'm guessing somewhere close
> to $1000. Was each run worth the price of 2 days of skiing? I believe I
> could probably ski 3-4x as many untracked powder runs at PowMow after a few
> days of snowstorms.
>
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 9:21 PM, Jonathan Kamien <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> SO. MUCH. SNOW.
>
>
> That sums up the week in a nutshell. The snow was coming down steadily as
> I arrived late Saturday night, Jan 21 and didn't stop until sometime
> Thursday night. I think the official tally was 2+ feet at Solitude during
> that timeframe.
>
>
> This was what has become my annual Utah birthday trip. I went to Solitude
> this time, because the condo deal was too good to pass up along with the
> chance to ski with my good friend, John McEvoy, who I've known for more
> than 50 years.
>
>
> $319 for the whole week in Eagle Springs East in Solitude village.
> Granted, I was sharing the 3 BR place with 3 couples and I got the pullout
> in the living room, but still, that's about what I'd pay per night at
> Alta's Goldminer's Daughter.
>
>
> At the date of this writing, 2 weeks have passed since the trip started,
> so I won't even try to detail each day. Some highlights follow:
>
>
> EVERGREEN PEAK
>
> 2nd run on the first day, John convinces me to hike Evergreen Peak. I've
> never been known for finely reasoned logic when skiing is concerned. This
> hike/climb was about 3 times steeper and farther than I anticipated. The
> snow was deep and light and the terrain was awesome. Perfect pitch and
> spaced trees. But when we popped out on the connector trail, John said I
> didn't look too good. That was just a moment before I disgorged my
> breakfast burrito onto my rental Rossi Soul 7's. 🤢 Ewww! The combo of
> altitude and exertion did not sit well in my tummy-yum-tum.
>
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>
>
> HONEYCOMB CANYON
>
> We got out to Homeycomb Canyon on Sunday on our first day, which was
> fortunate because it wasn't to open again until Wednesday due to the
> continuous snowfall. There is a whole crap-load of terrain to ski out there
> on both sides of the canyon. Don't miss it when at Solitude.
>
>
> BRIGHTON: THE LAKE SHOTS
>
> We skied Brighton on Wednesday. In between Solitude and Brighton is a lake
> with a dam. Skiing off of the Millie lift at Brighton, follow the boundary
> line to the skier's left, and then cut in to the skier's  left after the
> rope transitions to boundary signs every 50 feet or so. Make sure to not
> ignore and catch the traverse out to the skiers right and then walk out to
> the dam, back to the trails at Brighton. I did 4 runs total in there, every
> one deep and untracked. The trees are perfectly spaced, and some parts get
> steep and cliffy. I would lap that all day, given the chance.
>
>
> One of our group missed that traverse, and wound up lost at the lake. We
> had to engage Brighton Ski Patrol to find him and lead him out. Chris, the
> BSP guy that helped us, must be the most chill dude in the profession. He
> was so cool and nice and matter of fact about having to go find some touron
> and break trail uphill through deep snow to slog out from the lake.
>
>
> DIAMOND PEAKS HELI-SKI ADVENTURES
>
> http://www.diamondpeaks.com/
>
> I had plans to do this for my 50th birthday, but was shut out due to it
> snowing on the day I was supposed to go. 7 years later, the opportunity
> again presented itself. This time, at the operator Craig's suggestion, we
> schedule for Wednesday with the understanding that we'd be flexible and fly
> when we could. That turned out to be Friday, which was the first day all
> week it wasn't snowing and had dawned bluebird clear.
>
>
> Diamond Peaks operates from the parking lot at the top of Powder Mountain
> at the Hidden Lake Lodge. 6 runs of untracked powder. Not real steep, but
> glorious, deep untracked through widely spaced trees as far as the eye
> could see. A true bucket list experience!
>
>
>
> Jonathan
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