Jupiter Snow Stake, January 27, 2012
While movies, Sundance, Hollywood actors and other A-List stars were on the minds of many Park City, Utah visitors this morning, die-hard skiers and snowboarders were focusing on something a little colder and steeper. That is, Jupiter Bowl.
Thanks to Mother Nature, a snowstorm last night finally gave Park City Mountain Resort the snow coverage it needed to open the coveted backcountry-style terrain for the first time of the 2012 season! As word of the opening spread, crowds gathered at the Jupiter Access rope-line and, when Mountain Patrol dropped the rope at 11am guests poured across and down the traverse to get their spots on Jupiter chairlift.
Check out these sweet pics from the dash across the rope-line, the waist-deep skiing and riding found off Jupiter lift and the enthusiastic crowds at the lift. All images are courtesy of Park City Mountain Resort.
The Jupiter Mountainzone is often considered the the most extreme terrain in Park City, with plenty of bowls and chutes. The area features a large variety of hike-accessed terrain, backcountry-style experiences, wide-open meadows, challenging steeps and big powder stashes. The main bowl is the spot to head for on a powder day, so get to Jupiter lift early and prepare to enjoy one of Park City’s most iconic runs!