“You git what you git and you don’t throw a fit.” You’ve heard this, right? In our family this bit of wisdom came from preschool — the kids chanted it during snack time — and it was used to preempt any complaining or whining. When we were in Utah last week everyone I talked to […]
Alta. Four little letters. One mythic resort. Alta is one of the cradles of American skiing and a visit to Alta can be a bit like a trip back in time – in a good way. Founded in 1938 in an old mining town, Alta is not so much a ski resort as an active, living shrine to the days when visiting a ski resort was not about shopping, not about spas and not about socializing. It was about skiing. Alta was built by skiers for skiers, so when you come to Alta, come to ski, period.
This is Snowbird. We haven’t been here in 15 years and when we tell a Ski Patroller on the tram this fact he looks at us wryly and says “What? You have a bad day?” We can’t believe we haven’t been here for so long either.