It was a lovely morning for skate skiing again today at Alta, Utah. When we arrived at 8a, the temp was 19F, the sun was bright, there was no wind and we had fresh corduroy.
There is at least a four foot base on the Alta transfer tow, so snow will be around for a while. The tow is at 8,500 feet, but is only 40 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.
Alta kids walking to school, their book bags in their sled. They go to a charter school in the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge. How many kids in the lower 48 get to pull a sled to school in May?
If you get tired of corduroy, crust cruising options abound. There are a few ruts to watch out for, as Aaron Phillips found.
We skated for 1.5 hours, then Aaron had to head home to pack for a trip to the desert with his wife and dog. This afternoon they will be in 80 degree temps in the San Rafael Swell of Utah, 3 hours south of SLC.