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Avalanche Control in the Backcountry

Avalanche Control in the Backcountry

  The Avalanche Program at Snowbird in the Early Days   Rumors of a new ski area to open in Utah began to spread throughout the skiing community in early 1970. Reportedly, the new resort would be called Snowbird, and it would be located just over the ridge from the iconic Alta ski resort in […]

Coalpit Headwall, 1975

Coalpit Headwall, 1975

It was hard NOT to notice it. Every time we would look to the west, out of the window in the patrol shack on Hidden Peak, it was there, arguably one of the most impressive features in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Coalpit Headwall.   We didn’t know if it had ever been skied, or even […]