I can’t believe it’s almost over- ski season that is. I’m sitting here at the radio station (94.9 FM The Blaze in SLC) about to tell listeners to expect 80-degree weather tomorrow for the closing day at Alta, Brighton and Solitude. The Park City resorts shut down last weekend. Only Snowbird is left standing. It’s been an incredible ride that started on Halloween and didn’t wind down for me until yesterday. I spent three days shooting this week with three different photographers as they tried desperately to milk those last few powder days. Unfortunately, by Tuesday it was crap. Powder on frozen waves of snow crystals, softnening to mush but not soon enough to make the morning pleasureable.
Ryan and I will probably reach Alta by the crack of noon tomorrow in time to hang with Brad and the gang. The weather is supposed to take a turn on Monday and, who knows, we may have a few more powder days on the way. If not, that’s fine. I’ve got a new pair of K2 Cinch bindings coming. I’m slapping them on my new Head Jade snowboard and spending the rest of the season learning to do more than link turns on easy blues. The Bird closes May 31. There’s plenty of time! BTW, you can still get here and find some great skiing. Check out the Bird’s Web site (www.snowbird.com) for some amazing spring package deals.