Does Size Matter?
Running around Utah recently I achieved my main 2010-11 season Powderhound Goal:
I skied at all of our 14 resorts.
The last resort I made it out to was Beaver Mountain.
It got me thinking about what I’ve experienced, and looking back over my winter trying out resorts here new and old, big and small, some local to me and some road trips away.
There’s a quantifiable energy and enthusiasm at all our amazing resorts. Some of our most well known resorts strive to make your experience an easy one. Parking up at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, or by First Time lift at Park City make the resorts so manageable. Every lift I take up with someone visiting Canyons I hear happy cries of “I can’t believe how big it is!”.
I also noticed how these smaller resorts I hadn’t been to have a commitment and dedication to teaching the youth of Utah the great outdoor sports of skiing and snowboarding. My last post talked about learning as a ‘grown up’, like I did. And of course you see children running all over the slopes of every resort. But these smaller ski hills really emphasize school and learning and cultivating the next generation.
In addition, our smaller hills offer something for every skier. There are some amazing terrain parks (like at Eagle Point), and some food cooked with that extra TLC. The vertical at Beaver impressed me. Brian Head had amazing coffee inside Giant Steps Lodge, and the events they put together are full on parties!
To me, the bonus of considering every resort here is ending up with a new take on skiing. A family trip to one of these smaller resorts enables you to get great deals, relax, and explore more of Utah. I’d never been to Logan before, the city by Beaver Mountain. I explored and even took a drive out to Antelope Island on my way home. I encourage you to keep your eye on the deals Ski Utah offers for every resort, not just the one you head to every year. You never know what you might find!
*Let it Snow*