On Tues., Jan. 13, 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.
"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."
Team members, as pictured in attachment from left to right, 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
- Brian Schott, Freelance Writer
- Chris Pearson, Ski Utah Mission Driver (not pictured)
*Attached photo taken at Powder Mountain courtesy of team photographer Adam
Barker (not pictured).
The 13 resorts in one day mission was made possible by the support of Utah’s
13 ski resorts, Whole Foods Market and Young Chevrolet.
More information and photos posted at www.skiutah.com/blog/.