Excellences in Utah 2012
CJ and I seem to have gotten into a routine. It is kind of funny. We did not really know each other that well in college. Mostly hung out through friends of friends. But during the past three years we have shared a common passion for getting a great group together to conquer a few mountains and fine champagne powder to shred on our snowboards. It started out with a small group at Lake Tahoe, went big at Whistler last year and this year took us to the best skiing and boarding that Utah has to offer.
VERY early on a clam Saturday morning four bleary eyed power hounds and snow bunnies met at PDX for the quick flight to SLC. We were joining by one more and were off in our mega van for a half day at Park City. Later that day five others from more remote corners of the states arrived and the group was complete. The ten of us stayed at a great place between Park City and Canyons complete with big screen to get pumped on epic ski porn, a big garage for our gear and most important a hug hot tub to chill out in with a cold beer after a long day on the mountain.
Day two took all ten of us to Snowbird for a WONDERFUL blue bird day complete with fresh-ish powder. It had dumped a few days earlier and they had been slowly opening up part of the mountain post avalanche control. Day three was spend glad skiing and boarding among the shadowed trees of Canyons. Day for was Alta for the skiers with CJ and I heading back to board friendly Snowbird.
We all left Wednesday with a touch of sunburn and tons of great memories of sunny mountain days and relaxing evenings with distance friends. Thanks to all those who joining in the adventure. Check out all the great photos!