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Skiing at Snowbird: Snow, sun, wind & more in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains

When I think of my trip to ski at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah last week, I think of bookends. The ski trip was bookended by two snow storms, both dropping a foot or more of snow. In fact, my friends and I were hoping to be snowed in by the last storm on Sunday. But alas, that was not to be! The airport shuttle vans here have very good snow tires. (Darn it!)  The other bookends that I think of are the Bookends Bowl in Snowbird’s back bowl called Mineral Basin. You...[Read more]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Utah skiing, Western skiing

Super Saturday skiing at Solitude in Utah

Solitude, a 50-year-old ski resort in Utah's Big Cottonwood Canyon, is billed as a best-kept-secret kind of ski area. For this reason, we decided to ski Solitude on our last day of our trip because it fell on a Saturday. We figured this was a good plan because droves of skiers from Salt Lake City (only 45 minutes from the slopes) could be hitting the larger resorts in the area. I'm not saying that Solitude is small, but it's just more manageable and you are able to explore much of the mountain...[Read more]

Monday, March 10, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Utah skiing, Western skiing

Lovin' high-altitude skiing (not boarding) at Alta, Utah

Wow! This place has got to be one of the most scenic places to ski anywhere. Alta ski area in Utah is perched high in the Wasatch Range and it seemed that in every direction you get a view of a high peak. No wonder my seventh-grade teacher Mr. Tewksbury raved about this place. Thursday was our first bluebird day during our Utah ski trip and we spent it on Alta's slopes. The Skimeister and I enjoyed left-over powder plus about five inches of new snow. Not too shabby, eh? Here's the catch: The...[Read more]

Friday, March 7, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Utah skiing, Western skiing

Brighton ski day with some snow, sun, steeps and glades

Today we spent the day exploring Brighton ski resort in Utah. We were skiing on a little bit of fresh snow from the day and night before, and a whole lot of base from an above-average season for Utah ski resorts. The weather threw a little sun our way, in between clouds and snow squalls. The Skimeister and I took the opportunity to first check out the new Milly Express lift on the south side of the resort, and we ended up skiing off of every lift except for the bunny slope. Mt. Millicent...[Read more]

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Utah skiing, Western skiing

Snow and wind at Snowbird, Utah

Snowbird, Utah

Well the Skimaven has taken a field trip to Utah. Yup, a long way from Vermont. Now I'm skiing at 9 to 11,000 feet instead of 2 to 3,000. I can feel it when I bend over to buckle my boots! The Skimeister and I started our Utah ski trip with Snowbird today. We took the tram right off the bat to get to the top of the mountain. We did laps in Mineral Basin all morning, enjoying powdery conditions in most places. This part of the resort is on the back side and it features wide, open slopes and a...[Read more]

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Utah skiing, Western skiing

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