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January 15, 2009

Skiers Ski All 13 Utah Resorts in One Day

From Ski Utah:

Salt Lake City, UT - On Tuesday, Ski Utah and a team of nine skiers successfully skied all 13 Utah ski and snowboard resorts in a single day. This is the first time in history that every resort in the state has been skied in one day, breaking the record of 11 resorts in a day set during the 2003-04 winter season.

The mission began at Brian Head Resort in southern Utah at 4 a.m. The team drove to the Giant Steps run and enjoyed pristine corduroy snow under the light of a large moon. Mother Nature continued to provide perfect bluebird weather conditions throughout the day. Spectacular snow conditions were complemented with perfect temperatures, mountain-blue skies, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The final stop was at Beaver Mountain, near Logan Utah, over 360 miles north of the mission’s starting place. The group arrived at Beaver Mountain just before 8 p.m. and enjoyed three celebratory runs off the Little Beaver Lift. In between, Ski Utah staffer Chris Pearson shuttled the group from ski area to ski area by van.

"With an international airport just minutes from our mountains, Utah is the most accessible winter destination in the world,” commented Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. “Skiing 13 in a day, using only a van and skis, really underscores this point."

The team assembled by Ski Utah to accomplish the feat included: Ravell Call, Deseret Morning News; Amy Anderson, Park City Television; Bill Weidner, Ski Utah Member; Jessica Kunzer, Ski Utah; Andy Bauman, Park City Television; Jake Bogoch, Skiing Magazine; Kendall Card, Ski Utah; and Brian Schott, Freelance Writer.

Good times. The Wasatch Front rocks. So much to ski and so close to everything.

Posted by Justin at January 15, 2009 01:16 PM