Spring Skiing, Alta

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Powder Visions at Alta

IMG_0083Some of life’s major passages you can see coming. Others spring upon you unexpectedly, exquisite in their serendipity. One such moment burst upon me at Alta Ski Area, Utah, during the second of three spring storms dropping three feet of powder on its legendary slopes. Conditions were intense — 25 to 35 mph winds with stronger gusts enveloping us in complete white. In between the wind gusts were the booms of the ski patrol and highway department avalanche control units shooting ordnance down the valley. And in the middle of it, my 13-year-old daughter and I, both on K2 Phat Luv powder skis. Continue reading