This video was shot in Utah's Wasatch Mountains on May 2—but you'd never know it by the amount of snow (over seven feet of fresh snow fell over a four-day period). It looks like mid-winter conditions. Check it out here.
Holy Schneiderweiss! We hadn't heard this until just now, but it looks like Utah is now open for boozers -- er, for discerning folks of legal age who enjoy adult beverages now and then. Utah's legislature recently killed off the state's "private club" rules, which required anyone entering a bar or club to be a member of that establishment -- usually for a small fee. There were ways around it, of course.
As we all know by now, much of the economy is in the, er, powder room. But it turns out that even with the mortgage crises, the credit crunches, the layoffs and the Madoffs, skiers are a resilient bunch. Turns out the fancified side of skiing -- the fur-lined boots, the overpriced après, the spa-based lifestyle -- is not what brings us to the hill. In the end, what we're there for is putting skis to slope, and not much else matters.
During these hard days, it's tempting to reimagine one's life. What if you just chucked it all -- the mortgage, the debt, the credit cards -- and went full ski-bum? We're talking sleep-in-the-truck, cold-oatmeal-for-breakfast, shower-at-the-Y ski bum. Scamming free waxes from your buddies at the shop, working tables at the local brewski hall, full-moon turns at midnight on the ridge at season's end. Maybe you'd get a dog, too, a nice big lab who liked to ride the lifts with you. From where we're sitting, that doesn't seem too bad. And for a lot of people, that's a popular option.
Prices plummet as snow totals climb at Utah ski resorts.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - February 13, 2009 - A streak of winter storms has pummeled Utah ski and snowboard resorts creating epic conditions for President's Day snowriders. In addition to healthy helpings of The Greatest Snow on Earth, Utah resorts are offering exceptional discounts on spring skiing starting now throughout the remaining season. Recent "airfare wars" have lowered many fares in/out of Salt Lake City International Airport, less than an hour drive from 11 Utah ski resorts. There has never been a better time to take a ski trip to Utah than now.