Interconnect Adventure Tour

By Tim Roberts Jan 28, 2007

Today I skied six resorts on my first Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour. First we met up with guides Debra and Pat at the Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley. They told us the game plan for the day and we got to it. We took a cruiser to warm up before heading over to the Empire lift. From the top of Empire we traversed into Park City. There we cruised a couple of runs on our way over to Jupiter. At the top of Jupiter Debra checked our beacons before letting us ski an untracked Pow shot. The snow was recrystalized Pow, which was surprisingly soft. After a few creamy turns we took the Gard road down Big Cottonwood over to Solitude. There we cruised over to the summit chair and skied down into Brighton. From the top of the Millicent lift, Deb and Pat showed us a nice little tree shot for some added adventure on our way back over to Solitude. Then we grabbed some lunch before cruising back over to the Summit chair. From there we took the highway to heaven traverse over to Grizzly Gulch. We took in the impressive view for a couple of minutes and skied down Grizzly into Alta. That is when I almost lost the bet of whether or not they had a Nastar course set up. They did. I would have lost but I didn’t take the bet. Then we rode up the Sugarloaf lift and took the catwalk into Snowbird. From the top of Mineral Basin we traversed around to the Bookends. The snow had been skied up put still was pretty good. Then we hit some bumps on the front side on our way down to the Tram Plaza. After skiing six resorts we were nice and tired and it was about beer thirty. It was really cool to see exactly how all the resorts connect. It’s crazy just how close they are and how easy it is to ski from one to the other. We all had a great time skiing better snow than we expected over about twenty-four miles of terrain. This tour got me excited for more. Now I think I need to tag along with Deb and Pat on the Bird tour.