THE GOOD OLD DAYS AT ALTA

Powder - - POST­HOLE -

Thank you for re­fresh­ing my own mem­o­ries of my win­ter at Alta, Utah, liv­ing in the Buck­horn, work­ing as a liftie dur­ing the win­ter of 1984-85 (“Pit­ted: At one of the most cov­eted ski ar­eas in the West, a dish­washer earns her turns,” 46.3), par­tic­u­larly with the men­tion of hik­ing up to the mid-moun­tain for the Alf party. Dur­ing my win­ter, it was a hike up to the Wat­son Shel­ter for a party dur­ing the full moon. The best part was the com­mute back down, which con­sisted of sit­ting on a piece of card­board in­side a garbage bag and slid­ing down Nina’s Curve or Corkscrew—a nat­u­ral wind­ing bob­sled run with banked turns. To do that again is on my bucket list. Javin May­nard

Flagstaff, Ari­zona

We hope you get that re­turn trip checked off your list sooner than later. Here’s a Gen­er­als Down Jacket from Fly­low to help get you out the door. –Ed.

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