7-13-15 by dave

I came down from the High Desert to spend the weekend at the Bird to get out of the heat and the solitude.  It was really exciting to be back on the hill, with the wild flowers out in full force.  All that rain really helped push the crop this season.  The Cool Air Concerts featured  The Young Dubliners on Plaza that drew the biggest crowd I had ever seen.  Standing room only.  Here is a shot of the band as they took the stage.  I got to see a lot of folks that I only get to see in the Winter, so it was like old home week, catching up and seeing what everyone was up to.  DSC03094On Sunday, I climbed the hill to get an up close and personal look at the terrain, and get a real sense of what just how steep the hill is.  Even the flat Cat Tracks are much steeper than we feel when skiing.  They seem so flat when you are ripping down, but going up gives a whole fresh perspective.  Here is a shot of Hellgate in the Kodachrome clarity of the air.  The 3D effect was DSC03097stunning.  On the Peak there were a lot of folks checking out the view.  These two folks were having a great time and were glad to be in such a high and spectacular place on such a great day.  DSC03091The Peak facility is moving ahead very rapidly, with the big detail wall finished and stripped of the forms this week.  Here is a shot of the Bird Wings that were formed into the facade.  DSC03103This building is going to be very cool, and the progress on the exterior deck is coming along nicely.  The Down Hill Bike Single Track is open and getting a lot of use.  A lot of work has been done on the Track this season and is riding very well.  With the Wildflower explosion, taking the runs is a major color blast.    Be sure to get up to the hill to take advantage of the Summer fun.  Back to the High Desert and the continued deep studies.  Syrup won’t stop ‘EM!!


One Response to “BIG WEEKEND”

  1. marie says:

    The Bird is an amazing place. And we all need to thank Snowbird management for the great activities they provide.

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