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Friday, March 09, 2007

Day Tripping to Utah Ski Resorts

The Wave Magazine, out of Silicon Valley, has an interesting article that discusses the options of flying to Utah, skiing all day, then flying home.

Why would you want to do that? Here’s part of the rational:
"If one was so inclined, one could wake up at 5:30 am on any weekday, fly to Salt Lake City, Utah in your ski clothes (and I use the term “ski” to include “ski and snowboarding”), take a shuttle to the mountain, ski all day, and fly back in less time than it would take to drive to Tahoe or Big Bear and back."

More reasons:
"Saving time, the novelty of going to Utah for the day, and the quality of snow are all probable factors. Utahans claim to have “The Greatest Snow on Earth” – a bold statement, yes, but it pans out once you factor in the science. Because Utah is the second driest state in the nation (behind Nevada), when Pacific storms pass over the Great Salt Lake, they absorb the moisture in the air like a sponge. Then, as these wet storms hit the Wasatch mountain range, they’re forced upward, where their temperature drops significantly. Higher altitudes and lower temperatures, combined with an especially dry region, produce that fluffy “powdery” snow that skiers won’t shut up about."

Read the entire article.

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