It’s a new year and it’s time for everyone to spend some introspective time thinking about self-improvement. Let me suggest one thing that will change your outlook on life… ski at Alta more often. The place is money. Yeah, it gets tracked out the day after a storm, yeah it can be crowded at times (though today we only waited 7 minutes max in any lift line), but the terrain is flat out awesome.

Jason Getting Powder at Alta Ski Resort

We got a late start today, but got to the backside traverse to East Greely by 11am–just after it opened. Sloppy seconds mixed with untracked goodies here and there were the rewards for the long traverses and short hikes to access it.

The first run of the day yielded sloppy seconds with a few untracked patches. Kendall arced huge turns down the face in seconds. We then lapped back and dropped in a little earlier–finding more untracked here and there. Again, we were a little late showing up, but we still found enough to keep smiles on our faces.

Check out this quick video clip of Kendall ripping up East Greely:
A few more laps down Glory Hole and back down West Rustler were all great reasons to ski at Alta more often. What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2008? Is there more Alta time in your future?


Jason Getting Powder at Alta Ski Resort

Kendall Card Getting Powder at Alta Ski Resort

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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