That’s Utah’s claim. . .and this morning, it would be hard to argue. Northern Michigan gets some deep lake effect snow off of Lake Superior. The Wasatch Mountains in Utah get their lake effect off the Great Salt Lake. When the system hits the range, it dumps powder across the Wasatch and make for some of the best skiing in the world.
For the past week, all the locals have been complaining about their lack of snow. Personally, I’ve been on race skis everyday and have been very impressed by the conditions. This morning, however, I got my first true taste of Utah powder.
Park City is the place to be this week. Leif Zimmermann, Caitlin Compton, Billy Demong (Nordic Combined World Champion), and I all got out for a ski at White Pine in Park City this morning. Having so many skiers in town this week has been great for getting out to train. We almost took a powder day today, but opted for a classic ski instead. Still, we couldn’t resist the waist deep powder on the golf course.
Caitlin & I enjoyed talking about the big Mayors Challenge SuperTour on our home course coming up this weekend. Bummed I won’t be able to compete. If you’re in Minneapolis this weekend, be sure to check it out!
Thanks to everyone who has been following along for your overwhelming support, both this week and throughout my ski career. Now get outside and play!