Alta Ski Resort

Spring Skiing at Alta

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As part of our Snowbird season passes, we get Wasatch Benefits.  When you buy a season pass from one of the follow resorts; Alta, Deer Valley, Snowbird or Solitude; you get two complementary day tickets to the other three resorts.  Keith and I had already used one pass for Deer Valley, Solitude and Alta so I had my remaining day …

Keith's ACL Surgery

Update on Keith – ACL Surgery

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Keith and I had been wanting to ski Powder Mountain in Eden, UT for two years, ever since we first heard of the resort.  The ski season was looking great so we planned a weekend away in February.  With over 8,400 acres of accessible terrain, PowMow is the largest ski acreage in the United States!  We. Were. Stoked. The weekend …

Hiking for Beginners 5 takeaways and favorite hikes

Hiking for Beginners: Top 5 Takeaways and My Favorite Hikes

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing information that I’ve learned about hiking for beginners.  I’m no expert, but I’ve learned so much since moving to Utah and subsequently have added hiking to my list of hobbies. Check out my previous posts for more basic information on hiking. Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing …

Hiking for Beginners Basic Gear

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Gear

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Check out my previous posts for more information on hiking for beginners. Hiking for Beginners: Basic Info Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing Our Very First Hike in Utah Our Very First Hike in Utah Having basic gear while hiking is essential for safety. You will need plenty of food and water, but there are other items to consider adding to …

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing

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Last week I wrote the post Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info to give new hikers a starting point on how to choose a trail. The main factors I look at when choosing a trail are the distance and elevation gain. Knowing those two factors and being able to estimate my hiking rate, I can choose a trail for the …

Hiking for Beginners

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info

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As we are approaching summer, I’ve been anxious to get back out on the trails to hike. Those are words that 3 years ago would never have entered my mind. That got me to thinking about all the things I’ve learned about hiking since moving to Utah. I’m no expert, but I have learned a lot along the way. The …

Skiing alone

What is it like Skiing Alone?

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Keith’s injury at Powder Mountain meant he was out for the rest of the season and possibly part of next season 🙁  Read more about our trip to Powder Mountain and his injury by clicking here. February was ending, but Spring skiing was just around the corner. Last season we had some of the best skiing for the year in …

Powder Mountain

Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 4

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You can read how our long weekend started by clicking on the links below: Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 1 Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 2 Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 3 Keith and I planned to spend a long weekend skiing Powder Mountain.  The weekend started out perfectly. We were enjoying our time …

skiing Powder Mountain

Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 3

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You can read about how our long weekend started by clicking on the link below: Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 1 Long Weekend to Ski Powder Mountain: Part 2 Keith and I were so impressed with the incredible skiing at Powder Mountain.  We spent the morning enjoying the milky smooth groomers, had a few inches of fresh powder …