The 2002 Winter Olympics may be Salt Lake's official coming out party, but skiing has been woven into the city's fabric for nearly a century. Organized skiing dates back to the Thirties, when it blossomed under the guidance of ski patriarch Alf Engen.
Snow is falling with a vengeance in Utah's Cottonwood Canyons. Alta, Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbird all opened last weekend with near-50 inch bases. The resorts will be open for the season by the weekend.