Being the actual Twin of the "Tye Dye Twins user" I had the opprotunity to ski twice this year after my terrible Knee injury last year in Cardiff Fork while backcountry skiing. Tye Dye Twins user is still out of commission for skiing on his knee until he sees the surgeon (with me as well) on Nov. 16th.
So far so good out there! I have seen roller ball sluffs on east facing slopes last wednesday on Timp, Box Elder, and the American Fork Twins. This was all before our current storm this weekend. I hit Alta ski area today and got a real look at the snow pack. On West Facing hills the snow coverage was a dismal 6 inches at best. Only one sluff was spotted off of Mt.Baldy on the dog leg chute. It was a natural sluff. Very un-concerning but a sign of instability nonetheless. No snow pits were dug as the snow was very shallow where I was and besides it would most likely not represent anything as skier compaction has probably occurred before, during, and after the storm. I would say things are quite safe.......for now. Still keep an eye out on slopes with previous snowpack on them in the higher terrain. Once the snow really starts to fly things (as usual here in the wasatch) will get more interesting. Here are the pics!
The mini sluff on Mt. Baldy
Me skiing my 1st run after the knee injury from last year! 1 of the tye dye twins are back BABY!!!
Like the knee injury never happend!