Over the past months, I’ve been writing mostly about RVing and related things but winter is here and we checked out Utah for some great winter skiing! Utah, “The Greatest Snow On Earth.” I’ve grown up hearing about how awesome the skiing is in Utah, but never had the opportunity to verify the rumors until this year.
We visited the area years ago with our RV but that was in the summer. Well, this time I’m not sure I experienced “the greatest snow on earth,” but I did experience some of the greatest skiing on earth! Last week, Veronica and I drove to Salt Lake for the Outdoor Retailer show and had the opportunity to spend 3 days up on the slopes.
Wednesday, Day 1 of skiing… Solitude Ski Resort up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We woke up super early, got on the computer and learned Solitude was getting hammered and that Big Cottonwood Canyon was closed to all vehicles without chains or 4-wheel drive (which we happen to have!). A mere 15 or 20 minutes from our hotel in South Jordan, we were at the ticket window chomping at the bit to hit the 10-inches of fresh powder.
With our “Outdoor Retailer” event pass, we got discounted lift tickets but were limited to the Eagle Express lift. It took us to roughly a third of the mountain, which was enough for us that day. Run after run of fresh powder! We skied till noon, then hopped on a shuttle bound for Solitudes Nordic Center.Read More »