If you have enjoyed skiing Vermont’s Mad River Glen and Utah’s Alta ski area, you can probably relate to this story (View/print PDF here). The shared spirit between these two ski areas is legendary, and we’ve never come across a greater concentration of dedicated skiers anywhere.
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-Brian and Emily
We recently wrapped up nearly two weeks of travel and assignment work out in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. It snowed nearly 100″ while we were there, and we captured some great images. We also spent some great time connecting with folks that embody the skiing spirit that is so alive and well at places like Alta, Utah, including many Vermont and Mad River Glen skiers who were out west chasing the big Wasatch snow cycle. Many skiers have long thought that there is a very real and powerful connection between Alta, UT and Mad River Glen, VT – and it goes well beyond the fact that these two resorts are open to skiers only (there is no snowboarding allowed at either resort). There is something about the skiers at these places, something in the way the snow falls, something deeply spiritual, perhaps, that bonds these two ski areas. We’ve been trying to get to the bottom of it, so stay tuned for a few stories on the subject. For now, here are a few images to share from the Alta side of the equation…
As part of world class explorer and climber Mike Libecki’s evening celebration of mountain adventure, we will present a shortened version of our multi-media slideshow, “Off Piste in Iceland”, this coming Weds and Thurs, Jan 27 & 28, starting at 7pm each night, at Our Lady of our Snows in Alta, Utah. Our Iceland segment will highlight 10 years of backcountry skiing adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice. The event is a free event hosted by Alta Community Enrichment.