The mass of people on the High Traverse this morning was kind of insane. People say that Alta has an aggressive attitude. It doesn’t normally, but on powder days like this morning, it definitely did. Especially since it hasn’t snowed much this season. I’ve skied here for 15 years and you definitely see that frenzy a couple times a year.
Any tips for keeping up with the aggressive powder hounds here at Alta? Don’t show your weakness on the traverse. Put your elbows out like you’re training for a skier cross race. Don’t take it personally if someone cuts you off. I usually try to stick about 10 feet behind the biggest, strongest guy and just try to stay on his heels.