firecrotchI can help a bit for the bird. not sure about car camping in the parking lot, definitely not if theres new snow, probably not any other time but as I said, not sure. we just got 16 inches last night and more coming tonight, so the skiings going to be pretty good for a while. unfortunately, the tram and the whole peruvian side of the mountain are closed because they are replacing the tram cable, which limits terrain. mineral basin is still open which is the most fun for spring skiing, if you get some real sunny days would reccomend spending a lot of time there. you can find lines with at least 5-7 solid jumps+ cliffs per lap. also, you gotta time it. if you get there first thing it will be ice, late afternoon and it'll be total slush. if you have a touring setup I would recommend main chute at Alta and/or a tour up grizzly gulch for the view, depending on your timeframe.
hope that helps a bit!
really appreciate it! I'm honestly hoping to get lucky and catch it on a good day, but im totally cool with cruising around and just checking the area out. It'll be a good test drive, as I am thinking about spending a winter in the SLC area.
gavinrudyMay skiing at the Basin is some of my favorite skiing, very sunny, soft, and fast. People typically recommend skiing the Pali (Pallavicini) Lift but I often find there are more fun hits on Lenawee if you know where to look. Snowpack will be great for all of may so you don't have to worry about skiing conditions. You won't be able to sleep in your car in the lot but I see parked cars and campers along Loveland Pass between A Basin and Keystone (5mi stretch of highway) where people sleep all the time.
Hell yes, im super stoked. Whats the morning commute like into A Basin? I can crash with a buddy in fort collins or golden and google says there is an hour difference. Think there'd be much traffic?
Z-JuiceA-Basin will have the majority of their terrain open through May. I think the first area to close is typically Palli which has steeper trees and moguls. After that would probably be the East Wall and Montezuma Bowl. Again, I think they won't shut down any of these areas until late May at the earliest.
There should be a few rails up all the way through closing day. Some good spots are the East Wall, the gulley just outside the East Wall boundary, the cornice on the western wall, zuma cornice, and Palli if there is new snow. Following a day with decent sunshine and melting/overnight freezing, most of the mountain won't get soft until 11 or so.
I'll definitely be checking out east wall and the gulley! appreciate the info homie
FunkmasterFleckPlenty of snow at A-Bay right now. What is your home mountain? Never heard of a mountain closing due to bears waking up from hibernation haha.
Big mountain haha. Its cause of the lease with the forest service and as the snow melts and bears wake up we gotta leave em be.