Crews of Little Cottonwood
Little Cottonwood Crews
This photo gallery documents the early-season actions of two groups that call Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon home for the winter: ski patrol and the local grom squad.
Snowbird Ski Patrol sighting in their avalanche gun to ensure accurate aiming for storm-day bombing.
Long days and tedious work behind the scenes are needed to prepare Snowbird Ski Resort for a long season.
Utilizing WWII army equipment, Snowbird Ski Patrol relies on these guns to accurately trigger potential avalanche threats surrounding the ski resorts.
Keeping Us Safe
Located across the street from Snowbird Ski Resort, this gun triggers most of the in-bounds avalanches.
While the ski patrol works hard to keep the mountain safe, Grant Howard and GriffinRasmussenditch school early to bust out some hot laps at Alta Ski Resort.
Drew Petersen working out the kinks high above Alta's avalanche gun tower.
GriffinRasmussendialing in his 7 on an early-season jump session above the Wildcat chairlift top shack.
Taylor Pratt kicking off the season right, high above Highway 210.
The two-seater Wildcat chairlift, which links Snowbird to Alta.
At the end of the day, clouds built and a storm rolled in. LCC, get ready: Winter is here.