You know it’s going to be an awesome ski season when we’re already talking about our third snowfall of the season, and we’re not even out of the first week of October. The seasons have changed here in Utah, and we’re excited about it!
Last weekend, we headed up to Snowbird Resort for Oktoberfest. During our stay at the Cliff Lodge, we enjoyed our fair share of local beers and bratwursts, but it was also late September, and there was nearly a foot of snow on the ground! There wasn’t a chance in hell I wasn’t going to get out and play in it! Heck the beer down at Octoberfest could have been free and you still couldn’t have kept me away from the snow.
Kim and I took the Tram up to the top of Hidden Peak, where we spotted a couple of Coyotes deep in Mineral Basin (Snowbirds backside.) As we followed them down the trail, we were stepping over two foot snowdrifts. Let’s just say I couldn’t have been happier.
Now, while I haven’t made any ski turns yet this season, I have a feeling that may change in the not so distant future. There have been a few brave souls that have mustered up the courage to slap on the skis and make some turns over in the Ballroom at Alta. While I wasn’t one of them, I did snap some pictures of their tracks.
With this week’s storm on the way, I’m obviously expecting more snow. Enough to ski? Well I don’t know about that. That’s for you to decide.
Check out the forecast for the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.