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Ski Utah’s small but mighty crew has snowflakes in their blood. They comb the state’s ski resorts searching for the deepest snow, hottest deals, videos, photos and story lines. Each member of the team requires a unique quiver of gear and apparel to achieve their mission. Take a moment, meet our team, and rifle through a closet of goods suitable for The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Meet Tim Roberts, Ski Utah's Web Director, to take a look at the gear that makes his days on the mountain extra special. Click here for the PDF version.
Meet Jessica Kunzer, Ski Utah's Director of Communications. Check out the gear that makes her days on the hill extra special.
It is very difficult to retrace your winter footsteps in the summer. With that said, I was determined to find my beloved Smith goggles and Dakine beanie lost in a yard sale, ski crash this past February. My friends were quick to tell me that I would never find the lost pieces. They reminded me that since the crash, four months had passed while 300 inches of snow had fallen and since melted.
In celebration of the snowflakes return, Ski Utah is launching a video essay contest on its YouTube page TheRealSkiUtah. Contestants are invited to enter 30-60 second videos on why they are “The Greatest Flake on Earth” to win a pair of Rossignol S3 skis or a Burton Air 48 snowboard.
Now that the snow is hitting, time to get the kids ready to ski!! A BIG thank you to SKI' N SEE here in Utah for outfitting us in everything we'll need to have a safe and fun ski season.
As we arrive, kids are in rare form and ready to go. The hardest part with the little ones is trying to get them to put the boots on and liking the boots. After all, we all know the ski boots aren't the most comfortable boots in the world. Bren and Em were very willing to sit for a minute as their feet were measured. I learned to take the liners OUT of the boots and stick their feet in works great. You should be able to put a finger length behind the heel to get the right fit. Also, NEVER wear cotton socks...they hold moisture. If you are on vacation and can't get some ski socks, your dress socks will be OK. Polyester is OK, but cotton is the worst. So, we got some new socks for the kids so their feet will be comfortable.
I also asked "why no poles"? Well, it is better for them to learn and get their balance without them, so they don't get dependant on them to get down the hill. Hmmm, maybe that's my problem.
Since we're new at this thing and the kids are so young, height isn't as big of deal as their weight; so when you head in to rent your skis, pop them on the scale real quick. I feel comfortable in looking at their skis and seeing they are TINY!! Yea...protective Mom :)
Stein Eriksen is back on the slopes after a collision two years ago. He's still going to be gracing the slopes of Deer Valley making graceful arch's on the perfect corduroy, but, this season look one thing to change. Stein will be wearing a helmet.
It's that time of year. Time to get geared up for the winter. Truely the early skier gets the best deals here in Utah. Whether it's picking up your season pass nice and early or finding the perfect pair of "pre-owned" skis, now is the time to score the best deals of the season.