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Let's talk Brighton. A very well oiled machine with lessons as you've seen in previous blogs I've done. First off, you can register online. The great thing is...you do it before hand. You will pay for the lessons and then get your waiver in the mail to sign and mail back. This is great so you don't have to worry about paperwork and chaos on the first day. If you need equipment....no worries. Go an hour early to get and pay for your rentals. If you want to rent for the entire 5 weeks, you'll get a discount. You'll pay and get outfitted the first day. You'll return at the end of the lesson, but every other week; you just need to go pick up your rentals. You've already gone through the rental/pay line, so get your gear and go. No need to stand in the pay line. Nice when you have wiggly kiddos anxious to hit the slopes.
On March 13th don't miss the Wasatch Powder Keg race. The Powder Keg is a test of strength and endurance for any backcountry skier. The 2010 race will feature a new course based out of Brighton Ski Resort. The race will have captivating views of Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons. The race division will travel close to 9 miles and have 5 climbs for a little over 5,000’ of climbing. The Recreational division will have 4 climbs for around 3,500’ of climbing in 6.5 miles. Within each division there will be categories for male/female, AT/Tele, and this year, we have even added a Rec Splitboard Division!. There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the race at the Milly Chalet. For registration or more details see www.wasatchpowderkeg.com.
Each year Slug Magazine host its annual Ski Park Jam at Brighton Resort. This years theme is High School Prom...
I've been waiting and the wait is over. Emily is doing the greens!! My goal by the end of the season was for her to do some green runs with me and we're already there!! It was such a proud moment!! We went up to Brighton because we decided to give Brennan another go at the skiing thing. As in previous blogs, I mentioned we bonded with Gina as an instructor. I cannot stress enough the importance of finding a good instructor and sticking with him/her. Get a lesson, get their name and stick with the same person if possible. Especially when they are young. Brennan doesn't trust very many, so important for him. I also thought the green runs are so nice at Brighton. If you find runs you are comfortable with and know well, that is the best place to go when taking the little guys on your own.
Brighton Resort will be donating $1 for every lift ticket sold this Saturday, January 16th, to the Healing Hands For Haiti International Foundation to support earthquake relief efforts. Guests will be given the opportunity to match the donation.
After a successful lesson with Emily at Brighton, we decided to give it a try with Brennan. Since we had success with Gina, I requested her to teach Brennan. With the little guys, it's all about FUN. Let's make it FUN. Emily was easy, bonded with Gina and took off. Could Brennan do that? NOOO! Gina greeted him and was happy and friendly; Brennan turns his head and wouldn't look. Ok, now what...we've driven all the way here, I am a DEDICATED Mom and don't even have my skis. It is an ugly inversion in the Salt Lake Valley and we can breath easy up in the mountains. (That whole inversion thing is for another blog.) Brennan gets a little stuffed horse to bond with..it's working! We head outside and grab the skis to walk to the lift. Of course, I carry him since he won't look at Gina. How many of you have one like this? :)
2 good things: he has his boots on and is standing in the snow. No to the skis yet. You have to ask yourself if they will do better with or without you. We try with at first since he likes Mom around. Not working...so I get out of sight. Still not working. Gina is VERY patient and now at least he's talking to her, but laying in the snow. I head back and decide it's time for ultimatums. He likes to be outside, doesn't want to go home. I give him a choice...put skis on and go up lift like a big boy or go home. Well, no choice there...on go the skis and mission accomplished.
The snow has arrived and with nearly 40" of new snow...time to get out. Ok, I'm thinking if Emily gets a lesson, I can take some runs on my new demo skis..yes, I love the powder! What can I say, I'm a Meteorologist and know how to pick my days :)
I've talked with many of the resorts as to the best approach to getting Emily started and on her way to the best experience. All agree, lets start with a private lesson. Brighton has been talked about as having a great ski school for the little ones. The WONDERFUL thing about Brighton, is they WILL take Brennan at 2 years old! I am VERY excited for that one, but that will be another blog. As long as it is a private lesson, they will take a 2 year old out and encourage the parent to attend to learn how to teach the little guy.
There are 2 options for lessons, a private one on one with an instructor or a group lesson. I'm excited for the group lesson because it is a weekly lesson you can sign up for in which the child will have the same group and instructor every week. Like being in school, they learn to trust the instructor and get to know the kids in the class. I think it makes for a bonding experience and at times, a good competitive day for them.
Brighton, UT (December 14, 2009) - Brighton Resort announces their 7th annual Quad Wednesday. For this Wednesday, December 16, skiers and snowboarders can purchase an area day pass for just $15.00 when they bring one full grocery bag of non-perishable food for a donation to the Utah Food Bank. For more information concerning types of food needed see the Utah Food Bank website at www.utahfoodbank.org Last year Brighton collected over 25,000 pounds of food. Don't miss this opportunity to help Utah's hungry and break last years total while having fun skiing and riding for just $15.00.
Brighton opened today and good times were had by all. With two lifts and a few runs open it was good to be back on the snow. The Brighton terrain park crew did a great job getting a selection of jibs and rails out. Burton Snowboards was also there doing board demos. Itching to ride? Get on up to Brighton and take a few laps and butter some boxes.
Brighton announced today it would open for the 2009-10 season at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11th with limited trail access from the Majestic and Explorer lifts. Lift tickets are discounted to $30 for the Veterans Day opening.
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!