Let’s be honest, I’m in a bit of denial. The season can’t be winding down! I just pulled an A+ Weekend Warrior move and asked my (awesome) boss for yesterday off. Yup, I skied a WEEKDAY POWDER DAY. It was unquestionably the best day of this season, maybe of the last two for me - great snow, friends, and a day full of new powder runs.
So how can it be over? Many of our incredible resorts are closing this week.
Brian Head, Canyons, Park City, Deer Valley, Snowbasin and Solitude all close this Sunday. Alta’s headed to just weekends. It’s sad, but true. However, Snowbird stays open until May27th.
So how do you DO closing day?
You don’t have to rush. It’s going to be a great weekend to leisurely stroll to your hill of choice. I’d recommend plenty of hydrating beverages and snacks. The atmosphere is always so celebratory. Pack like you’re staying for three days so you don’t show up feeling like you forgot something.
My FAVORITE event each year is the Brighton Beach Bash. Brighton knows how to throw a party and although ironically it’s been cold and snowy the last couple years (and might be this one) we’re showing up with bikinis and sombreros. I love the unicorn Natty Light photobooth more than some of my distant cousins.
Going skiing...or don’t. I’ve got some really good non ski buddies that actually get up to the hill. If you do want to ski, check out these lift ticket deals. I mean, why not make a few turns? As I mentioned, this snow storm was a HUGE help to the conditions and it’s going to be gooooood this weekend. But instigate your friends to come party either way. Corner Store at PCMR is going to be the JAM on Sunday afternoon.
Spring Skiing Rules. In case you missed the last rule of Weekend Warrior Club, these rules still apply. We got fresh snow, sure - but still check the weather. Still wear something hilarious. Still expect the unexpected. It's your last chance!
Now that I’m spending more time in the valley I know you’re tempted to get on your bike, but Moab can wait one more weekend. Help send the 2012-13 season out with the rest of us die hard ski fanatics and head on uphill. Enjoy the mountain air, the unique vibe of saying goodbye, and swish down a few more runs before you can’t. If you’re like me, you’ll be wishing for winter in a few months, and I don’t want you to have any regrets.