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Every week for the next four weeks I will feature a different resort and what they do to get the little ones excited and ready to ski or snowboard. What makes each resort unique? Share my adventures courtesy of KSL Television.
Utah's resorts have plenty of reason to brag in the summer. Hop on your mountain bike and you will see why.
All winter long skiers and snowboarders from around the world visit Utah to rock The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Now it’s time to rock to the baseline, drum solo, and lyrical talent delivered from bands scheduled to play at Utah’s resorts this summer.
What is corn snow and why is it so fun to ski?
East coaster, Edward Massey, set out to ski every corner of Utah this past January. Read his story as he skied over 367,000 vertical feet over Utah's 14 downhill and 4 nordic resorts.
The snow has arrived in full force and we're looking at a pretty great start to the season and hopefully a good snow year thanks to La Nina. That is a discussion for another blog.
So, we've rented the skis and we're ready to head out. Now, I'm not as mobile as my other fellow bloggers. With my equipment, Emily's, Brennan's and 2 kids in tow....it takes us awhile. The key is to pick a day when everyone is rested and happy....otherwise, you'll be very crabby by the end of the day :)
I thought I'd take Emily first alone. Just to get her "ski legs". What's that? Well, for those of you who have skied before, it is the first day of the season to take it easy and sort of "remember" how to ski. After our very successful season last year with Emily, I thought, no biggie...she's ready to go straight up the lift. NOOOO! Last run of last year was down the tram at Snowbird. For those that haven't skiied much, it is a challenging run for us adults let alone the kids.
Living in the Salt Lake Valley, you get spoiled by a short drive up to the Cottonwood Canyons. So, when I decided to go to Snowbasin, I packed up the car with snacks, extra clothes and water like we were driving to St George. In just over an hour with mostly freeway driving, we were there. If you've never driven it, a beautiful drive with wonderful views through Mountain Green. No lines, blue skies and easy parking. I just have to say that with 2 kids and 3 sets of ski gear, it is a JOB to get us all to the door. Snowbasin has a GREAT solution. Little equipment trolleys. Now why doesn't everyone have these? You pull up to the curb and unload all your gear into the trolley and away you go. Saved my back and arms!!
Many thanks to the 30,000 fans who represented a winter Dew Tour record crowd this past weekend at Snowbasin resort. The entire weekend was spirited by good times and of course, big air. To kick off the weekend, Ski Utah and our good friends at Freeskier threw a party in Ogden, complete with the Yeti. Click here for photos of the Yeti out late.
Dr. Vernal Johnson, a resident of Ogden, Utah, celebrated his 100th birthday enjoying one his all-time favorite pass times - skiing.
The national spotlight stokes Ogden and Snowbasin Resort this weekend. The Winter Dew Tour will stomp its landing tomorrow at Snowbasin! The event is FREE and runs January 14-17. The Winter Dew Tour will be bringing all of their Pro friends including Simon Dumont, Steve Fisher, Hannah Teter and Utah's very own Tom Wallisch to compete in the second stop of the tour. Watch the best in the world throw down tricks that will make your jaw drop. If you are inspired by the world’s best, take advantage of Snowbasin’s reduced lift ticket for Friday only at $30. You must mention “Dew Tour” when purchasing the ticket to get a discount.
Parking at Snowbasin during the Dew Tour will be very limited! For skier/spectator convenience, Free park-n-ride transportation will be available from two locations in Ogden. Buses will leave the lots every 20-30 min. Peak hours, every 15-20 min.
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!