THE GOOD OLD DAYS AT ALTA
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
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.