After 140 days on the slopes this season, and setting a new personal record I think it's safe to say my season has come to a close. That's not to say Kevin from Park City Television wont convince me to get out there a couple more times this summer, but officially the lift serviced season has ended here in Utah. What a winter it has been, almost 800 inches of snow fell in Little Cottonwood Canyon this season and all those flakes really pilled up. So much snow that we were able to ski this 4th of July at Snowbird. Enjoy the video from last weekend. Being able to ski from the top of Mt. Baldy, right down to my car in the Wildcat lot at Alta, never once having to take off my skis to hike is just insane, I mean it's the 4th of July for heaves sakes.
Those interested in keeping their streaks alive, I'm pretty confident you can still ski at Snowbird off the tram just as long as there is snow up there. I do know for a fact that you can no longer use your season pass unless you're one of the fortunate ones carrying a Ski Utah Silver or Gold pass. In that case your pass is good for any resort running summer lift operations. That's some serious incentive to get yourselves one of those passes for next season. Back to Snowbird summer skiing. Skiers or riders will be required to buy a single tram ticket for sightseeing or a summer seasons pass in order to get to the top of tram. In addition to that you will be required to sign a waiver, pretty much saying that you have no business skiing up here and if you get hurt, lost , abducted by aliens, whatever, pretty much you're responsible for your own rescue so be careful but enjoy!
Now that you've packed your skis away for the season head on up to Park City this weekend for the 2011 Park City Food and Wine Classic. One of my favorite events of the summer is the Grand Tasting that's held each year at the Canyons. This year look for Powderhound Cat and I to be throwing back the vino this Saturday afternoon at the base of the Gondola at the Canyons. For more information on the festival and where to get tickets check out this website http://www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com/