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Ski (all of) Utah Off the map: Never-ending powder shots at Snowbasin

Ezra Jones is taking us to his favorite spot at Snowbasin — a daisy-chained series of three-and-four-turn clearings connected by tight runs through evergreens.   There’s no name for this run, and Ezra’s fine with that. Put a name on something and someone can put it on a map. And, like most skiers, Ezra isn’t…

Ski (all of) Utah Battle buddies: Picking ski pals for a bucket-list tri

Picking a resort buddy is easy. You hop on Facebook. You say where you’re headed. You carpool. After that, and particularly on a powder day, all friendships are null and void. Those are the rules. Picking someone to travel with you to every one of Utah’s 14 resorts in seven days — and to document the adventure…

Ski (all of) Utah Snow day: Cherry’s Peak has best Monday ever

We didn’t have “snow days” in California. That, of course, would have required something resembling snow. As a kid growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, though, I had heard tales of days in which school would miraculously be cancelled and the entire world would turn into a snow-covered playground. When I moved to…

Ski (all of) Utah: All in the family: At Beaver, just us and our new brothers and sisters

There’s a slide in Logan Canyon. It’s not like the one last week — that was a doozy — but Utah’s road officials are concerned enough that they’ve shut down this stretch of Highway 89 until they can be sure of safe passage.   Marge Seeholzer is concerned too. The ski resort her father-in-law founded,…