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Your correspondent, ever alert on behalf of his loyal readers, ventured forth today to determine the impact of spring break on lift lines. Given that we’re in mid-break for colleges around the country Canyon Blog tempered his expectations with the internal voice of reason.

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You’d think that headline was a holdover from Christmas but it isn’t. Right now is still early season but with great snow and no midweek crowds. Yesterday’s fresh 12 inches and today’s additional foot plus of powder are just the beginning. Tonight and tomorrow promise...

The season is truly upon us. While we’re not at 100 inches of base yet (both the Bird and Alta are claiming just under four feet), snow is on the way. Your correspondent shouldered the heavy burden of skiing every lift open in the canyon...

Your correspondent was standing idly in the lower Alta parking lot packing up his speedwing after flying from Cardiff Peak when Mike Maughan, Alta Ski Lift general manager, drove up to say hello. Thinking quickly, Canyon Blog produced his press credentials (valid only in Little...

In Little Cottonwood residents often refer to Snowbird’s tribute to beer and German cuisine as Augustfest, given that the festival begins in mid-summer (Aug 18th) and occupies every weekend from noon to 6 PM through October 21st. This differs from the original in Munich which...

Changes continue to happen at everyone’s favorite bird. This summer saw the biggest changes to the Snowbird center since construction was completed in the early seventies. Most prominently and obvious to returning skiers this upcoming season is the three-span foot bridge connecting The Cliff Lodge...

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Mooses, music and Flowers

As previously noted in this space, Alta is running Sunnyside lift Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 3rd. On Saturdays music is on the patio at the Albion Grill and where parking is always free. Canyon Blog stepped into the scene...

This month your blogger met with Alta’s new (and second ever) marketing director, Brandon Ott. Brandon’s been on the job for a couple months now and we sat down to discuss the big changes in the works. Of these there were many.

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Father and Son

With spring skiing comes the opportunity for bonding outside the normal family work/school routine drag. This week your correspondent chanced upon a pleasant duo in the form of Larry and his son Jack, enjoying a stay in a Canyon Services property and taking advantage of...

One of the wonderful things about writing a web log is the visual aspects. As a writer, one tends to emphasize words, but this space is about skiing, the mountains and locals, transferred from your correspondent to you, loyal readers. And those subjects are to...

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