Yeti High Fives: Mid-Winter Musings

Yeti High Fives: Mid-Winter Musings


By Yeti \ February 9 2017

The heart of winter is here, and we’re love-struck with the goods mother nature has been providing. Let’s keep the excitement rolling and the snow falling. I have another healthy dose of fun to get you ready to hit the mountains. 

Welcome to the fifth 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.

Coolest Video:

Meet Jeff Kohnstamm, a current videographer at Brighton. This is his most recent video in the series: Brighton PDF Files, or "Pretty Damn Fun" Files, bringing you the conversation with friendly locals, slick Milly tubes, a lot of powder turns, and an original soundtrack and video created by Jeff Kohnstamm himself.

For Jeff, skiing is a long-time family tradition, with his family running Timberline at Mt. Hood. Beginning when his grandfather resurrected the Lodge in 1955 from a state of despair. Currently his uncle Jeff is the area operator, and the hotel and ski area continues to be a family owned business. That being said Jeff was able to ski every month of the year up at Timberline, that has instilled a life-long appreciation for being in the mountains. He continues to spread the stoke in Utah today. With all this snow we’ve got this year, maybe I can ski year-round in Utah too.

New Follow on Instagram: @JoeFeldman

A photographer based out of Salt Lake City, Joe specializes in capturing people doing what they love as well as the phenomenal places they get to experience along the way. With his recent portfolio specializing in the “White Room,” his photos will have you itching to get a taste of Utah’s finest powder.

“My favorite part about being a photographer is the ability to capture and share great memories made with friends, new and old, that will last forever.” - Joe Feldman

 Gear Up: G-Form

If I wasn’t covered in all this thick fur this would be perfect. For all you humans out there, you definitely need to check this out. 

Soft until needed. Not there until its needed. Comfort when you want it, protection when you need it. Protection you can't see; G-Form is a rate dependent technology that stiffens on impact to dissipate energy. G-Form is something to surely add to your wardrobe to keep you sending it all winter long.

Hot Dates: 

Slug Games at Brighton on Saturday, February 11th. It's the Year of the Yeti, so naturally I'll be there. . . 

On My Mind…

Did you know that riders with a ski resort season pass can ride UTA's ski bus for freeThumbs up for carpooling.

Help Protects Our Winters by riding mass transit to reduce private vehicles on the roads, and lower carbon emissions. Riding public transportation can make a positive difference in protecting our mountains. Snowbird, Alta, Solitude and Brighton have all already implemented carpooling programs as well with some pretty sweet incentives.

Thanks for reading. If you see 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 this column.