It is full-on winter, and we are off to a great start. Have you gotten out for some turns yet? I'll hope to see you on the hill this weekend. Fur (get it?) this 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, I am celebrating all of these Monster Dumps that are starting the year off right. —Ski Utah Yeti
Soon we will be watching powder porn filmed this year, but in the meantime, I’ve been revisiting some of my longtime favorite videos. “Dub Roots” by the Dubsatch Collective, a crew of local shredders who grew up at Alta, features exactly what the ski area at the end of Highway 210 is best known for: phenomenal snow and fun times. Give it a watch and be ready to get the itch to go skiing.
It’s about time your feed became a little more monochromatic with shots of deep powder. On that note, there is no better follow than the true magnate of ski photography, Little Cottonwood’s own Lee Cohen. If you’ve opened a ski magazine, you have likely drooled over one of his shots, maybe even packed up and moved west as a result. Personally, I love following him on Instagram too, at @leecohen_pics, in order to get my daily dose of powder inspiration.
Does an app technically qualify as gear? Well based on the new Ski Utah app being cool enough for me to still use even with my large, hairy fingers, yes, yes it does qualify. My favorite feature is the powder counter, which helps me track how many inches of fluffy goodness I ski all winter long. Download it, start tracking, and let me know if you think you’re going to rack up a higher powder total than me this year. I doubt it, respectfully, of course.
If you’re still scrambling around to get the last pieces of your kit ready for winter, or you’re thinking about upgrading the boards, it is officially time to score some deals. The Locals Pro Sale has set up a temporary shop here in Salt Lake with both new and used gear, ranging from skis to snowboards and jackets to gloves. They have it all, and at great prices. Their temporary store is located at Trolley Square and is open from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. everyday through this Saturday, December 10. Race me over there, otherwise I’m going to get all the best deals before they close up shop. Check here for more information.
Which one would you like first, the good news or the better news? Well first off, last week’s storm totals tallied upwards of three, even four feet through much of the Wasatch, with Eagle Point winning the count with 54 inches in 48 hours. Sorry I don’t have any pictures, I was too busy crushing laps. Here is a collection of other shots though. The even better news though is that this week there is another storm coming in strong. Check out the Wasatch Snow Forecast here.
If you see me, the Yeti, out on the slopes, be sure to return the favor of a high-five and use #SkiUtah to share your videos and ideas for future installments of the column.
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