Finding Powder on the Mountain

Skiing in deep powder

Collection as Deep as Snow

Here in Utah we have had our fair share of powder days. It is what we love. It is what we live for. It is what brings us to Utah. It's those days where you have to bring your snorkel to the slopes because the pow is just so deep! It is when face shots are effortless and you are just getting pitted the whole way down the mountain! Being such powder chasers, we know that sometimes it can be a challenge to get to the pow before it gets tracked out. But don't let that stop you; we have some tricks up our sleeves to help you get those face shots that you have always coveted. Check it out.

1. Ski in Utah. Home to some of the lightest, deepest powder around. Don’t believe it? It’s on our license plates. So come check it out! Park City is a world renowned ski destination, making it popular for tourists. And we love it there, but the Cottonwood Canyons in the Salt Lake Valley are infamous for their epic powder days. Maybe get off the beaten path and ski at Alta or Solitude for a change.

2. Wake up early. Powder chasers always arrive early. If you want to get first tracks, you’ve got to be the first one there. If it is 9:00 am and you haven't arrived at the ski resort yet, you have already missed out. Try to get to the resort 15-20 minutes early so that you have time to get your gear on and get in line before the first chair goes up.

3. Skip lunch. Ignore those hunger pains for a day, because that hour during lunch is when you will have all of the powder to yourself! Pack a granola bar or something to get you through the day if you need to, because when it is a powder day, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour inside the lodge eating lunch.

4. If you have the ability, make your way to the trees! Stashes of powder are always found tucked away in the trees. Although skiing through the trees is a bit more technical, it is always more fun. If you aren't scared off by it, go try it out. You’ll find all kinds of treasures hidden in there.

5. Start to traverse. If everything has been tracked out that is easy to get to, start hiking. Yes it is a little more work...okay so maybe it's a lot more work, but with hard work comes great rewards!

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