There's a reason Utah's snow is envied all around the world, and if you're lucky, the Wasatch Powderbird Guides will show you the light.
Published: December 2004
Leave it to me to book a ski trip right at the end of the weirdest three weeks of early March weather that anyone in Utah can recall. It's been intensely warm for days, with temperatures climbing well past 70 in Salt Lake City. The Wasatch Mountain snowpack has been rendered an unsafe mush, and when it's not, high winds and poor visibility make it unsafe to fly. The Wasatch Powerbirds have been doing very little flying lately.
Call in sick, unplug the phone, start making excuses: It's a powder day. Here's the next best thing to a February storm: Instruction tips, gear advice, weather wisdom and profiles of three special places-all near major U.S. Resorts-where you won't have to share. The excuses, we're afraid, are up to you.
Let me say right off the top that the readers are almost always right. Blessed with the opportunity to read pages and pages of their unexpurgated remarks, I must confess that their accolades and reservations seem spot on.