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Ski Utah is saddened by the loss of Bill Levitt, longtime owner of Alta Lodge and a founding father of the Utah Ski Association. Levitt died Tuesday at the age of 92. Having the distinction of Utah's longest running mayor (34 years), Levitt purchased the Alta Lodge in 1959 after moving to Utah from New York four years earlier. He was also instrumental in establishing the Utah Ski Association in 1975.
I love the holidays! As a child we all have traditions and I've now started my own with my family. 3 years ago when Emily was just over 2, we started going to Alta on Christmas Eve. At the time, she was too little to ski, so we put her in the day care. They have a program called a Pre Ski at the Childrens Center. They will take the young ones out and walk them around in skis so they get the ski bug! It was Emilys first time in skis. Mom and Dad got to ski all day. One year later, Brennan and Emily went into day care on Christmas Eve.
This year, Emily took her first class lesson at Alta's ski school. If your child has skiied before, you will have an idea of what level they are at. It starts at level 1 and goes up from there. Since Emily has been in a couple of lessons, she is at a level 2. There are advantages and disadvantages to private lessons vs group lessons. I would suggest the first time on skis be a private lesson. Let them get the confidence they need to get up and going and the individual attention. They need to really get the hang of it. It also depends on the child. Group lessons are great once they get their confidence going and are ready to keep up with the others. For Emily, she is outgoing and likes other kids. Being around others her age is a positive thing for her..besides, I feel they are pushed a bit.
Picture the thrifty consumer who buys only one new sweater every few years but spends good money on a quality one. That’s the type of skier Alta attracts. For 70 years, the Utah resort has been known for its no-frills approach, letting the challenging terrain and abundant snow speak for itself. Though you won’t find dirt-cheap hotels or lift tickets, Alta offers few temptations for spendthrifts. Hard-core skiers come here to ski (snowboarding is still verboten), not to ride fancy gondolas or blow their budgets at trendy boutiques or aromatherapy spas.
The registration deadline for the Deseret News/KSL News Radio Ski School is fast approaching. Entries must be submitted and received no later than Wednesday, Nov. 18. For those interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity, here’s the skinny:
Those of you that follow the Ski Utah Blog religiously might recognize this blast from the past video. Somethings never change. One of those things is the fun and excitement of skiing Alta on a powder day. Still as great as it ever was.
The 2008-09 Season was fantastic in Utah with over 600 inches of the Greatest Snow on Earth burying the state. Here at Ski Utah and Ride Utah we got more than our fair share of powder days. It's already snowing here in Utah and we're gearing up for another fantastic season. Subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on the latest storms, powder days, and good times. See you on the slopes!
For the 2009/2010 Utah's Ski and Snowboard resorts have made a wide array of improvements on and off the hill, but, perhaps the biggest change to the Utah winter tourism scene are the new liqour laws.No more private clubs in Utah. You can go into any bar in the state without having to become a member.
Weather permitting, Utah resorts will be opening on the following dates. Right now we've got a great start on snowfall and more appears to be heading our way. Some Utah resorts have already begun snowmaking operations. Pray for snow!