Archive for 2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Grinch Almost Skied Solitude…Thank goodness I didn’t!

“That’s a noise,” grinned the Grinch, “That I simply must hear!” So he paused. And the Grinch put a hand to his ear. And he did hear a sound rising over the snow. It started in low. Then it started to grow… But the sound wasn’t sad! Why, this sound sounded merry! It couldn’t be […]

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011


I was reminiscing with friends recently about the way things were when we were young as compared to what our own kids experience today. Rotary phones, typewriters, and riding in the back of pickup trucks are all things of the past. Sadly, today’s kids will never know the joys of when disco was new, mullets […]

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Yes, Virginia, there is a sun!

Study the two pictures below. The one on the left is the view of the city. The one on the right is from  Solitude Resort. Both are taken within an hour of each other. Let us begin our examination in comparisons. Both photos have clouds. The photo on the left features a pollution cloud filled […]

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Monday, December 19th, 2011

Powder Turns at Solitude?

I need to apologize, its been a little hectic around my house the last couple of days and so I am a day (or two) late but, hopefully not a dollar short. It seems as if a few people heeded the call and headed up to the Tude over the weekend. There were a few […]

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011


Alright, I have been debating for a couple of days whether to post the following words or not. I mean, I have been quietly enjoying my blue sky groomer days all to myself but, I am starting to worry that I am not doing the job that Solitude has asked me to do. So, I […]

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Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Honest Tude

You might think after the last post that I may have gotten all of the early season kinks worked out but, oddly enough, this week was every bit as crazy. I don’t know, maybe the cards are stacked against me this year. I guess I have to have hope that as the snow begins to […]

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Cream Jeggings and Apple Cider

I think It may take a few tries to get back into the rhythm of things. The resorts received enough new snow this past week to make it look like it is actually ski season and after a crazy week of Birthday parties (Isaac is officially 6), family, school and everything else, I was ready […]

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Monday, November 14th, 2011

First Tracks Online Powder Day Report

by Marc Guido – First Tracks Online Day 2: Powder day! The second part of our one-two punch of a storm arrived around 3 am and was a bit bigger than expected. I’d been tossing around the idea of hitting up lift-served at Solitude or skinning at Alta with mbaydala, Skidog and Bobby Danger. […]

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011


This morning was clear and beautiful as I stepped out into the crisp early light. The eastern sun shone brightly over the snow capped peaks and the browning leaves fluttered gently in the breeze. Snow from the last storm still lingered in the cool shade of our yard as the school children had hurried past […]

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Fall Is Spectacular at Solitude!

Utah has been enjoying some warm weather lately and the mountain foilage is responding beautifully to the mild temperatures. Winter’s chill is just around the corner and the snowflakes are destined to come but presently, the canyons are aglow in glorious hues of reds and yellows. Even though the thought of powder piling up outside […]

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