The Amazing Utah Adventures of the Travelocity Roaming Gnome

The Amazing Utah Adventures of the Travelocity Roaming Gnome


By Yeti \ February 10 2010

Gnome skis Utah (gnome-1)Last week Travelocity pinned Utah vs. Tahoe in a heated competition to see where the Roaming Gnome would go to cure his ‘cabin fever.’

Over 280,000 votes were cast and thousands of comments lobbied for the two destinations, but at the end of the day, it was Utah which won by a mere 0.02% of the votes. Who would have known that this bearded garden Gnome was such a rockstar?!? The Gnome was enthusiastically greeted by fans across the state and created quite a stir wherever he went. The two-foot tall celebrity was given V.I.P. treatment and sampled the best that Utah could offer. Gnome tends bar at High West Distillery (gnome-2)

The Gnome skied and snowboarded with Olympians in Park City, drove a bobsled, sun-tanned on Deer Valley's famous McHenry's beach and sampled spirits at High West Distillery. He hucked cliffs at Snowbird, rode the tram and relaxed at the Cliff Spa. In Salt Lake City, he boogied with the Jazz dancers and sang with the Mormon Tabernacle choir. He curled at the Utah Olympic Oval and drank beers with his friends at Squatters. The Gnome did all this and more, but his favorite thing about Utah was, "The locals and their Greatest Snow on Earth®."

Thank you to everyone for their support and for voting him to Utah!

To view photos and video of the Gnome's Utah experience log on to Facebook and view the 'Travelocity Roaming Gnome' fan page. And, when you do, don't forget to become Facebook friends with me, the Ski Utah Yeti!