Originally published in SKI magazine

Powder Days, Urban Nights

On the first day, there was wind. Wind that made getting off Snowbasin’s Wildcat Express an exercise in math. First, how high is my DIN setting and will my skis blow off? Second, how good are my chairlift mates at getting off a lift? Good...
Originally published in Inspirato magazine

The Insider’s Guide to Park City

Skis are on the roof. Johnny Cash is walking the line on the radio. There’s hot coffee in the console. The drive to Park City’s first entrance is 25 minutes from my garage door in Salt Lake City and today I’m counting every second. Last...
Originally published in Salt Lake magazine

Learn to Ski!

When to go: Look out the window. Is there snow on the mountains? This is when people who know how to ski are skiing. We know. It’s cold.  Why learn now? No idea. You’re the one who moved to Utah. You’re like, “Mom. No. I’m...
Originally published in SKI magazine

No. 16 – Park City, Utah: The biggest resort in the United States. Trail map required.

Riddle: How do you eat an elephant? This Zen koan is helpful when visiting the largest resort in the U.S., which, last season, shrugged off the vestiges of its former two halves (Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons) and began to feel at peace with...
Originally published in Sunset magazine

Powder Play

Not a fan of hard snow, long lift lines, and drafty lodges? Well, get ready: The new and improved ski day is about to knock your socks off. IT’S THAT TIME of year when a line is drawn in the snow. On one side are...