Monday, April 21, 2014

Another Great Season

Yesterday we said good bye to guests who stayed with us the final week of the 2013-2014 ski season.  April was a great month this year in many ways--
  • powder skiing was some of the best of the season
  • for many spring break was in April so it was another ski trip to Alta
  • we had clear sky for the lunar eclipse, which was especially spectacular in Alta
  • there were apres ski events on the deck
  • free demo day on April 12
  • kids 12 & under stayed free all month
  • picnic on the mountain for lodge guests
  • Fireside Chats in the Deck Room with the Alta Historical Society
Mountain picnic in April
Devil's Castle in the summer
Summer season is around the corner with a yoga retreat, lunch and brunch on weekends, weddings, conferences and retreats, Wildflower Festival, and hiking. Hope your ski season was great and that we see you next winter if your travels don't bring you our way during the summer.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Powder--no fooling!

--last week
Yesterday was epic powder skiing from all the Alta photos around the web and today is even better with cold temperatures and very dry powder. A rather unusual phenomena in April but non the less it makes for great skiing.  Professor Jim Steenburgh gives us a good description of things on his blog Wasatch Weather Weenies. We were in the throngs of a high pressure system earlier in the season, spring skiing last week and now towards the end of the season, a low pressure system is bringing us more snow, bringing the Alta base to 126 inches!  If you didn't know better, you would like think today was mid-January. So it looks like we will keep getting more snow through the weekend and after that, well there's two more weeks of spring skiing, which can mean just about anything--powder,!