so everybody has a commute to their job my commute involves driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon it's got to be one of the coolest commutes in the world just 20 minutes up through this like breathtaking Canyon well I moved to Salt Lake City when I was 15 and I always had this dream of being a pro skier every chance I had I would come up to Altima and Snowbird to ski one day I came home from an especially good powder day and I had a little bit of frostnip on my nose and under my goggles here so I totally got busted by my parents for skipping school to go skiing was the giveaway I'm caroling like I am a pro skier here at Elton's Milberg and I will be your tour guide for the Alta Snowbird connections so right now we're riding Colin's lift a delta we've had about 3 feet of new snow in the last week so should be a great day of skin let's say last year alpha reported by the end of the year over 700 inches but we averaged 500 inches of snow a year so that's like Kenna me that's on top of each other 1000 feet usually we get this really light 3 percent intensity snow it's called a Utah blower pal and it's just really easy to ski you sink right in because of the lightness you sink and it just billows up around you and you can get bust right through it super fun at the bottom of Colin's are sometimes that gold miners daughter will run in there and have breakfast in the morning and have a coffee and it's a great place to see people and meet up with friends right there is al Tyrell or classic El Tehran one of my favorite runs in all about a– to your right you can see the shared ridge line that separates Alta and Snowbird my favorite way to ski to Snowbird from Alta is through the keyhole which is right off the Wildcat chair it's the local secret area this is where we have the untracked powder stashes but an easier way to ski the Elvis Mel Burke connection starts here at Sunnyside then head up Sugarloaf it's right next to else restaurant after 3 p.m. on the sunny side lift they have free scheme for any money most days of the year oh it's intermediate beginner intermediate seeing the whole way set to my pants we're the coolest things about all times numbers being connected is that it's so big it feels like a European resort so just get off sugar love and see right over to the interconnect it this is the elta bird border crossing is it okay if I go through all right cool Alta Seward ski knows my family is really important every Sunday my dad and I like to ski together and he's almost 80 he'll be 80 in May and so he doesn't necessarily want to ski like the super steep stuff that I like to ski but what's really nice about being up here is that I can ski the steeper pitches and send him down the groomer and they all kind of funnel in together so I can watch him ski and he can watch me and then we can still ski the rest of the run together and we can be together and not necessarily if he wants to go on the steeper stuff you can live he doesn't have to on the way to the tram here at beautiful Snowbird there's our boat this is kind of like the beach of Snowbird the plaza at Snowbird at the end of the day is kind of just like a big party everyone's kind of hanging out eating a sandwich drinking a beer soaking up some Sun and it's just super fun just a great place to see everybody the great thing about the tram at Snowbird is that it just takes you right to the top one lifts and then BAM you have like so many options on the way down dropped you off right in the middle when skiing back to Alto from snow berm I like to drop into mineral Basin and ski powder paradise my favorite powder days up here are when it's snowing like so unbelievably hard that your track gets filled in every run and we call those free refills those are my favorites the easier way to get to alta from Snowbird is on the Peruvian express chair from the top of Peruvian Express you want to head through the tunnel but you got to get there before it closes at 3:30 once you come to the tunnel you ski down to Bali Express take that trailer and boom back at Alka completing the euro experience if you loose the chair back you can always take the bus oh wait and it honked at me I love snowboarders love them but you can't come to elta if you're on a snowboard you have to stay at Snowbird there's so many photographers and filmmakers and pro athlete skiers and snowboarders that base themselves out of Alton and Snowbird because it's just so easy to do what we need to do we have the snowfall the terrain the bluebird days the long season when we have to leave the loss edge to go on a trip somewhere the airport's super close it's about 40 minutes from snowboard just like right over that Ridge sometimes you'll have to leave and to go to a place where it's not snowing and you're just like oh no well I do I have to leave doing photo shoots is a lot of work people don't realize how much goes into that but I mean it's not really like the normal powder day experience when you're shooting photos because you have to UM yeah you hike a lot when you get up really early this is not a career path for people who don't like mornings you have to love morning fam hard to tell it's me but it is it's a great workout we do a lot of hiking into really deep snow and we also get some special privileges so it makes the hard work pay off

Snowbird, Utah, Alta/Snowbird Connection – Powder Skiing & Snowboarding
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38 thoughts on “Snowbird, Utah, Alta/Snowbird Connection – Powder Skiing & Snowboarding

  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    If you love us snowboarders like you do? Then why are you so selfish with all that great Alta terrain? Didn't Alta's mom teach how to share? The powder God's are mad. But I still love you girl.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    OMG! $116 for a day pass, 3 times more expensive than the alps.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I'm moving to Utah

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I love her voice

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I lived in utah for a few years, best ski experience ever, loved it

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Wait is Alta part of snowbird

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    So, if I wanted a season pass to both for the winter, is there like a combined resort pass of some sort?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    "usually we get 3% snow" I'ms sorry but as a Utahn that's an absolute lie.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    ALTA = SKI NAZIS!!!!!!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I've got some work in salt lake city and thought about going to this resort. Glad i seen this video before hand though, i didn't know there was that much discrimination towards snowboarders :(.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    What about Skiboards/Skiblades? are they allowed in Alta???

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    What about safety? it is not important? sure she is good, but a helmet is not bad to wear, and for me, and i'm sure for many else, it's actually just stupid not to. Specially when you're "surfing" double diamonds between trees and rocks.

    Great video and useable information, but come on, you're recommending not to wear a helmet, with a "commercial" like that :-)))

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Great vid! Her voice is super muffled though!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Does anyone know what goggles she's wearing?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Good thing her dad is not a snowboarder 

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    That's my need ride to Alta sign!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    does alta still has ban in snowboarding!?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I ♥ this girl 😐

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    and because she lives in salt lake city

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    sorry youre having a bad day bro, youre probably just stressed because it isnt snowing yet!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    sorry youre having a bad day bro, youre probably just stressed because it isnt snowing yet!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I SKI AND SNOWBOARD, YOU MAD BRO?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Deer Valley was also skier-only in 2012-2013, after allowing boarders in 2011-2012. But Snowbird, Brighton, and I think all the others are board friendly.

    You can't get on the Alta LIFTS with a snowboard, but it isn't uncommon to see a boarder doing their last run of the day on Alta slopes. You won't get arrested or anything. Hint: Snowbird is for Skiers AND Snowboarders and your pass is good for both.

    Not a lot of reason to do it though, besides pissing off snooty Altans.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Warren Miller said himself if snowboards were invented first, that resorts wouldn't let you on the lifts with a funny thing on each foot. Snowboard has a much shorter learning curve but they both have their challenges.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    If I skipped school, I'd have a lot more to worry about than just a little frost nip

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    alright we'll switch, you ride my board and i'll ride your ski's. i think you'll have a reality check..

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    How do you become a pro please tell me

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I hate mornings, but I would get up at any hour at any day for a good day to ski.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    True analogy, but i do find that snowboarding in the same conditions is harder. Initiating a turn in deep pow is harder and moguls are shit on a board, but i still have more fun.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I could argue both ways I think that snowboarding is all around tougher to stay up on considering the lack of poles. But with skiing when you actually do fall It's much harder to get back up and start skiing again.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    That is the biggest kitchen i have ever seen

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    If there is a traditional ski area, it's Alta. Also, because boards are fat and put all the pressure on one edge, they wear down the snow really fast. Also, I'v seen a boarder hike up Baldy from Snowbird, then ski down the Alta side and he was taking a snowball about every 5 seconds and getting booed and yelled at.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    I disagree, snowboarding is much harder to start out, but easier to perfect. On the other hand, skiing is easier to start, but much harder to perfect. I should know, I ski and snowboard as well.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Your dad is almost 80? You don't look a day over 25. Alright Dad!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    no, I asked first ! jk

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    borders wreck the powder

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    u kill the pow. not hating, its just the nature of the sport

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