I have edges and ... yikes! The extreme cold has kept the snow soft but skier compaction has created moguls and firm groomers at all the resorts. I haven't needed edges at Alta in a year. But yesterday. Whoa. Challenging. It's chalky in places and fast. Be super careful if you're skiing this MLK weekend. Lots of people, hardpack or packed powder, and flat light (it's supposed to stay cloudy most of the time with some sun tomorrow before the next storm rolls in) equals tons of carnage. Crashing if you don't know the term.

So you don't lose hope and get bitter over the lack of waist deep we've now grown accustomed to, work on ski technique. Take a lesson; learn to snowboard if you ski or learn to ski if you snowboard. Sign up for Park City's StartNow program! Take your kids skiing.

I really hoped last night's storm would do something. The patroller I chatted with at Alta Sports said 4-8". Report says 3" new this morning. Only a couple more expected today and tomorrow. Sigh. The small moguls on Rustler were actually decent. Same for the bumps off of Wildcat Lift. If you don't like moguls, ski in the morning while the groomers are still grippy.

And for some Friday morning entertainment here's what happens when people get frustrated with the status quo....


FYI- Lift ticket deals are back on the shelves at Costco! Tell your friends and family to stop in on their way from the airport or- if you're feeling particular kind- buy some for them. Best price in town unless you know a mountain employee who wants to give you one of their buddy passes. Note: Snowbird's deal is for a chairs only pass- 2 for $104. The Canyons has two lift tickets for $115.