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Gooseberry Mesa – Point Spur

Although we had a great snow event in October, and a major pounding with “Winter Storm Brutus” early in November, the snow in the Wasatch has been scarce since. Rather than dealing with rocky traverses we decided to spend Thanksgiving this year down in Southern Utah. My folks visiting from central NY, two wee […]

Cyber Week Ski Bum Deals (2015)

Updated November 23, 2015

I am a huge fan of sustainable manufacturing…especially ski manufacturers. There are THREE in particular in my stomping grounds of Park City and the Wasatch Mountains of Utah:


RAMP skis are manufactured by skiers in Park City. Takes about 30 seconds of turning their skis, or visiting their website for […]

Alta 75th Anniversary Ale

This season officially marks 75 years of skiing at Alta! Of course before the ski area opened there were a select few “ultra humans” accessing Alta’s terrain via Park City & Big Cottonwood Canyon…including Alf Engen (Alan Engen interview by Johnny B), who was hired by the Forest Service in 1935 to determine the […]