Warm weather, sunshine, blue skies and I’m starting to get a taste of spring. With the change in temperature comes après skiing in all of its glory. Basking on the patio, cranking the music, and sipping on a cold one may just be one of my specialties. Let’s keep the excitement rolling and the drinks flowing. I have another healthy dose of fun to get you ready to hit the mountains.
Welcome to the sixth edition of Yeti High-Fives—a bi-weekly installment of what’s happening and what’s cool in the land of The Greatest Snow on Earth. It's an honor to have you here. Follow along all winter long as me, the Yeti shares my best tips, local vibes, and promises not to share my bad breath.
Check out Anders boogieing down in the Salt Lake City streets from earlier this year. This guy has some serious moves.
If I didn't have such fat fingers, I could teach Eric (aka Link Chutes) a thing or two about photography—but I don't. Eric Nelson is the man and prides himself as the unofficial landscape photographer for Solitude ski resort and the surrounding Cottonwood Canyons. Despite shooting every week for several years this mountain range, he feels as if he has just scratched the surface of the beauty that exists in the Wasatch mountains. More at: linkchutes.com
"My favorite tour is to head up Big or Little Cottonwood canyon in the early morning well before sunrise. After setting up my camera gear on a high summit I get to see the beauty of the mountains as they awake to the first rays of morning light. The peace and solitude of those moments is hard to describe, but I hope some of that feeling shows through in my photos." - Eric
Since us Yeti’s are quite literally beasts, and possess no shortage of strength, I've never had issues buckling my boots. However, for you weakling humans, this new ski gear is right up your alley.
If taking your ski boots off is the best part of your day, then putting them on is probably the worst. And wrenching your buckles closed might be at the top of that list. That’s where the Ski-Key BC comes in. This innovative device from Randall Innovations gives you leverage over your buckles to make snapping them closed a breeze.
Whether you’re looking for a little extra control, or you are just sick of struggling with your buckles, it makes your life easier. Made from a high-density, injection molded polymer, and designed using aerospace tolerances, it’s both light and super strong. And after the ski day is over it doubles as a boot carrier and, more importantly, a bottle opener. Check out the Ski-Key BC at randallinnovations.com.
With spring around the corner, events are dropping like its hot on Ski Utah’s event calendar. Seriously these are events you aren’t going to want to miss. The Yeti is hoping to cross a few more items off his bucket list and will be heading up to Park City to check out some local musicians at the base area of Park City and Canyons Village. There will be live music every weekend throughout the winter season, capping off a great day on the slopes!
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