It’s no secret that we favor skiing in Utah. Each year I have friends from Washington, Canada, Colorado, Jackson who all ask if I’m going to be making a trip to ski with them. It’s not that I don’t want to explore new areas and it’s not that I don’t want to ski with my buddies. Truth is every time I do want to ski somewhere else it means sacrificing easy access and generally better snow by leaving Utah.
That’s not to say that I haven’t scored the goods elsewhere. There was the time that Jason and I went to Silverton Mountain where is snowed feet and we got “stuck” in town thanks to the storm forcing the closure of Red Mountain Pass. Then there was the time I drove to Jackson with my buddy Gabe and it snowed 12″+ each of the two days we were there.
But no matter how many trips I’ve gotten lucky on there are a number that I wished I would have just stayed home and skied Utah pow. With 10 resorts within an hour and 15 of my house and more backcountry lines than I’ll ski in a lifetime it makes more sense to just stay put. And that’s just fine with me.
But what if you can’t find 2 major mountain ranges and 10 resorts within an hour drive of your home? What if you’re one of the millions for whom skiing means getting on a plane and heading west. Then what? As much as I want to keep all the powder in Utah to myself, I think this little video may help you decide.
Got a different destination that you favor over Utah or Colorado? Speak your mind and comment below.