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Alta Snowbird Blog

New Stories from Utah's Wasatch Moutains

Welcome to Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah’s world-famous mountain destination. Canyon Services has managed properties in this special place since 1985. Our Alta Snowbird Blog is dedicated to documenting the many amazing stories of Little Cottonwood Canyon. When planning your trip to Utah, be sure to see what’s happening at Alta Snowbird. 

Canyon Blog had the opportunity to spend time with the world-renowned skier, ski-BASE and airborne sport pioneer. In town for a corporate leadership event at Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge, he gave an inspiring keynote on the challenges and joys of a life in professional extreme sports....

The Champion

At night they came, girded for battle and invading the town’s only “designated” (for what slope in Alta isn’t its own, self-contained shrine?) place of worship, Our Lady of the Snows. Surely the fiercest combatants to inhabit Alta and enter its coliseum, to compete in...

Untracked Katherines

December 23rd saw the opening of Alta’s newest chairlift, the revamped Supreme chair. Your correspondent was present on behalf of skiers everywhere with an interest in what exactly the new lift was going to do, and not do.

Winter is Coming

Canyon Blog had intended to post this month on the ski conditions and early season to instill jealousy in readers from distant lands. Sadly, such is not the case. The snow gods are punishing Little Cottonwood Canyon (and more importantly and deservedly, Park City) for...

Friends in High Places

<p>One of the things about&nbsp;being a writer is the hours. By that you can infer they’re terrible. At any time, inspiration may come to you and you’ll find yourself up at 2 AM or conversely, dragging yourself through a slow afternoon. The upside is, when...