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THE PASS PROBLEM: More Options Than Ever!

by Powderhound Cat August 28 2013 3 Comments


Happy it’s almost winter, y’all!

I am so ready for the leaves to change, the chill to take over the air, and the inevitable transition of ski gear from storage to close to the door closet. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’ve got a new landscape emerging in Utah, which means great new choices for you to plan the winter. How do you choose?

Here are my Top Ten suggestions of things to consider when choosing your season pass:

1. How close is the resort to your favorite apres spot?

2. How much screen time did the resort clock in the ski movies debuting this fall?

3. What is the price/quality ratio of their chili cheese fries?

4. How far is that walk from the parking lot, in ski boots, to the shreddable snow?

5. How many eager and happy bros flag you every 5 feet to let you know which oversized rental to park next to?

6. How willing is the nice lady taking your pass picture doing something really, really silly?

7. How many other mountains can your pass access? Are you EPIC? Collective? Silver? GOLD???

8. How does the hill party come END of season? Is there a keg hidden in the woods? On the top of the tallest peak? On the tram? Skimming a pond? you even party?

9. Where is that cute girl from your new BIO class that told you she rips going?

10. When do they open? That white ribbon in November is a big help to the day count log. Gotta break the record.

I mean, I’m sure value and proximity and culture and what your friends are doing matter, but let’s be real, the answers to this list are what bring the grins, the laughs, the high fives. Every day on the mountain is better than the last when you are in Utah. So, where will I see you this season?


*Let it snow*

Powderhound Cat


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Catherine Killfoil has spent the last four seasons going from rookie to expert on and off the slopes. Resorts! Park City Living! Ski Culture! Smirnoff Ice! Why they call it the White Room! Follow her to learn from her experiences (the good, the bad, and the powdery) and to see what Utah can offer every level of skier. Check out her "How To" series for the tips and tricks that everyone needs to crush winter in style.

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