Winter is here. Sure, it was a little late to show up this year, but I’m not going to hold a grudge. 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 my second 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.
Turn up the send knob. Based on his season edit, Jonnie Merrill seems to have hit every cliff at Snowbird last winter. Merrill boasts trickery galore, and even switches it up from his skis to a snowboard for a couple hits. This one is definitely worth the watch—even though it will make you feel like you need to step up your game.
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The first real snow of the season brings a different life back to the mountains. Although the plants are now laying dormant under the white veil of winter, for me its a rebirth like spring where the mountains come alive!
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Nothing gets me stoked for time in the mountains, especially skiing, like seeing cool pictures everyday. Dimitri Litting—aka D-Mo—has an awesome account. He has been getting after it as hard as anyone in the Wasatch, bagging peaks and crushing shots all fall. I, for one, am stoked to see what adventures he gets up to now that the snow is falling. Give him a follow at @slcski.
Boost your layering game this winter with Eider’s Pulse Alpha. The breathable, yet very warm jacket is the perfect mid-layer all season long. The added bonus is that it’s sleek enough to wear around town, especially with this early winter chill in the air down in the city. Check it out here.
Duhhh, opening day is this week. I'm going to plant my furry rear end on Brighton and Brian Head's first chairs this Friday then Park City's first chair on Saturday. I can be everywhere at once, right? Yeah this Black Friday I won't be in line at Best Buy, but riding lines in the mountains. Opening dates.
And, Thanksgiving dinner is the one event with circles and arrows pointing to it on everyone’s calendars, right?! If you have any leftover roast, or maybe even a slice of Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, I will graciously accept. But if you don’t have plans for dinner yet, consider going to one of the resorts for a variety of options for Thanksgiving dinner instead of cooking at home. Here is a rundown on some delicious options.
Utah's very own Deer Valley Resort just won the distinction as the United States' Best Ski Resort. What's even cooler though is this is the fourth consecutive year they have won the honor, courtesy of the World Ski Awards. Keep that ball rolling, guys. I'm impressed and ready to come rip some turns up there to celebrate.
Stay tuned for future editions of Yeti High-Fives. 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 the column.
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