Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tanner's, SLC Twins East Face

This morning Lars and I were heading up to Alta in hopes of finding the perfect corn we experieinced earlier in the week.  As we drove by Tanner's we looked up and saw a fair amount of snow in the upper chute which caused Lars to slam on the brakes.  In a matter of a few seconds our plans changed.  I forgot a real camera but the phone seemed to do a decent job.
Lars finding out Tanner's is not filled in
Towards the top of Tanner's we ran into the Bear 100 champ Brian Peterson, Matthew Van Horn, and 3 others. Collectively the 5 of them had put in a rock hard booter for which Lars and I were quite grateful.  Given the time savings, we figured we'd drop into Broad Fork and check out the E Face of Twins.  It was a mixed bag of nice corn, rocks, and isothermic slush but anyday on Twins is a good day.  Escepcially if the sun is out, you're on skis, and in a T shirt.
Summiting SLC Twins
Corn on the upper East Face
Turned into slop lower down

Headig back up to Tanner's with the boney E. Face in the background
The ski out down Tanner's was perfect (including the large amounts of walking and the waterfall that required a bit of down climbing).  It was a great morning but it certainly seems like the skiing days in the Wasatch are coming to a close.
Every bit of snow in Tanner's skied well

Lars hoping he doesn't fall into the waterfall below him
No skiing to the car


  1. One more storm and it'll be good to go!

  2. Jason- I'm envious. E Face looks super lean but fun. Like Chris says, one more good storm and you'll be set for another month of turns. Great post!