Posted By: Jeremy Pugh, December 31, 2015
It’s the one holiday that invariably disappoints. It’s a night out in heels trudging through the snow, waiting to get into a club, huge cover charges, cheap champagne, forced enthusiasm coupled with dark rumination about the year that was, a shot of something you’d never drink on any other occasion, followed by more cheap champagne. No kiss or a kiss with the wrong person. All of it leading to a wadded up tuxedo jacket in the corner the next morning and a hangover to welcome in 2016.
Posted By: Jillian Vogtli, December 30, 2015
With the Holidays come and gone, many might be staring down an upcoming ski vacation or season and realize they’ve been so busy in the office and with other life obligations that they’re not feeling particularly ready physically to be on the mountain. No problem, I’m going to offer suggestions below so that we can tackle this dilemma together to help ensure that we all have a great ski season.
Below I will outline some exercises that will help you to find your way to a safer time on the mountain. These exercises can be done in your office, as they will not require the use of equipment beyond an office chair, a pair of socks and a couple of washcloths/hand towels with a mat being optional. I suggest choosing four of the exercises daily and doing them while taking a break, while brainstorming, or before lunch.
Posted By: Matt Farinelli, December 29, 2015
“You know, these days I really just want to ski Alta.” These are words I said as recently as last year, when the number of days I spent in Little Cottonwood increased for the fourth year in a row. Before that it was, “I live in Park City, why would I drive somewhere to ski?” So it’s only natural that I find myself wondering, ”Wait… what am I doing HERE?” At the moment, “here” is standing in line for the grand opening of the new Summit Express chairlift at Solitude on Christmas Eve 2015. We spent the morning skiing delightfully soft, wind-buffed snow off of Powderhorn chairlift, hopping off every rock we could find and trying to avoid peppery landings (see photos). As for the “what am I doing here” part? Truthfully, I’m not sure I'll ever have an answer for that question. All I know is that I attempt to live by the motto that there’s always something to do in Utah, it just might not be what you had in mind that day. But that’s neither here nor there really.
Posted By: Nick Como, December 22, 2015
Christmas presents are best when they are delivered on time. And when there are 24 of them dropped off overnight, I just might go ahead and call it ALL. TIME!
This storm dropped 24 inches (that's two feet for those of you counting at home), at Solitude in 24 hours. Dozens of fellow skiers claimed it to be the best day of skiing in the Wasatch in the last five or ten years, maybe longer, and they just might be right.
Posted By: Jeremy Pugh, December 11, 2015
First days. Life is full of first days. First day of kindergarten, first visit from the tooth fairy, first day of high school, college, first wedding day, first day in court, on and on and on. I, as a 43-year-old man, have well passed through all the firsts life has to offer, but every ski season I walk into the first day on the mountain like it was my first ever. It seems that the spring, summer and fall in-between winters instill a seasonal amnesia.
Posted By: Nick Como, December 1, 2015
Who says you can't go back home? Solitude was where I worked, and played, for seven incredible years. My professional responsibility was to manage the public relations and marketing aspects of the resort. In a nutshell: attract people to Solitude Mountain Resort who would appreciate the unique character that is "solitude." It was the easiest "sell" I've ever had the pleasure to promote. As a skier at heart, I loved skiing fresh powder days after a storm or sharing with friends and family new to the sport miles of uncrowded groomed runs...and call it a job.
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