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Everyone comes to Utah to ski in the winter, but the summers and fall are amazing!! Especially late summer when the snow has finally melted and you can get up to the ridgetops and see the wonderful scenery. Catherines Pass lies between Alta and Brighton and I've done it for years. Now, my daughter Emily joins the tradition...her first pass to 10,500'
OK, this is a ski blog...but I'm going to say I LOVE summer in the Wasatch. The smells, the flowers, the hiking, the moose. Yes, lots of wildlife spotting here. And...the crowds are down. I'm just going to come out and say it...I love hiking and I'm a much better hiker than skier. I take pride in the 4-10 mile hikes I can do and still be standing at the end. With that said...my kids have become (or are forced) to be great hikers as well.
Utah is an unbelievable state in that you can go from an 11,000' mountains in the north to red rock country in the south. Utah has the most National Parks in one state of any other state in the union. Within a 3-4 hour drive of Salt Lake City, you can be in the most amazing red rock country and the best mountain biking in the country. March is also a great weather month in Utah. On average, it is the second snowist month. Skiing is awesome, with huge bases at the resorts and it's not too cold. It is also a month where the valleys start to warm up, the days get longer and southern Utah is pushing 70 degrees. So, after you've done your ski vacation, take 3 extra days and drive down to southern Utah. You won't be disappointed and you'll be planning a quick return!
So, with that said, we did our Saturday skiing at Park City. Emily continues to do great in her Saturday Adventure program! Also, Brennan is up and running on the green runs like a champ. More on this in the next blog.