When I first skied in Great Scott, I did exactly what you shouldn't do. I jumped out of the ski and fell. What would be nice if this did not happen when the blue tram "Snow Bird", full of spectators, floated overhead. I suppose I could live with that too if the development team — the best 8-year-old skiers you've ever seen — didn’t fall right behind me and pass by while I struggled to retreat to my binding in zone without falling.
Right under the Great Scott tram is the steepest, longest line you can see when you climb the 11,000-foot peak of the Hidden Snowbird Peak. But unlike Hollywood lines such as Corbet or Fingers in Squaw, Great Scott is not the place you go to be seen, but the place you go skiing. However, you cannot get to this if everyone is not watching.
Technical entrance – a dull wind, stony and knocked out from heavy use. You must not fall here, so as not to risk completing a 1000-foot 40-degree vertical to the course of Cool Whip.
John Cusack, or his doppelganger, is likely to show such a fall in the 1985 film "Better Off Dead," when he arrogantly tries to chase a girlfriend. She, on the other hand, does it exactly as you should, with style and grace, and not impress anyone.
If you get it first thing on the day of the ashes, Great Scott will become the pearl of the Snowbird. However, due to his position on the mountain, he seems to always hide goods, fresh snow or not. He catches the sun, but not too much, and any snow from which the rest of the mountain is blown is dumped into the gutter, forming a chalky, wind-covered treasure with steep, technical landscapes, soft hummocks and a wide open track. out.
Just be careful with this move if you are following the line. It negates, and just when you think that you are free at home and let it go, a disaster happens and you are in the ass. Again. Where everyone can see you.
– Getting to Little Cottonwood Canyon is easy when you download R.I.D.E. attachment.
– Like Vegas casinos, the windows of The Tram Club are blacked out. Stay as long as you want. Order shots and beers, as well as buffalo cheese.
– Do not fart on the tram.
This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of POWDER Magazine (48.3) and was republished with permission.
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