First turns of the season at Brighton!

Mountain Mama

By Mountain Mama \ October 26 2012 \ 2 Comments

As predicted, snow hit this week in Utah giving the ski resorts a big boost from Mother Nature and the kids some excitement!  Anywhere from 12"-42" hit Utahs mountains.

As documented last year, Brennan became a snowboarder.  It has been all about the board all summer and the moment arrived yesterday as I woke him up.  Here's the conversation:

Me:  I have a big surprise

Bren:  Don't tell me, I have it in my brain and I know what you're going to say

Me: What is it?


Me:  YES

Bren: (while pumping his arms and running to the window)  Yes, I can get my snowboard out!!

So, I packed up the car...again..with sleds, Brens snowboard, a cooler of snacks and phone calls to friends and headed to the mountains.  I've also mentioned I am a Meteorologist and do fill in weather and family reporting for KSL and am including the link from last year at Brighton early season.  Needless to say, the snow was AWESOME and the kids had a great time!  The best moment...when other people up there recognized Brennan  I'll let the video and pictures tell the story.

Jodi Saeland is a part-time KSL Meteorologist and full-time Mom of an 11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. Follow Jodi as she explores the trials and triumphs of skiing with your kids. Gain practical real-world advice on how to pack, dress, communicate and ski with your kids on Utah's famous slopes. How to be a skier while having an avid, excited budding snowboarder!

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