Archive | December, 2012

2012 in Review

31 Dec

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Skiing in Utah!

26 Dec

Since it hasn’t stopped dumping snow for the past few days here in Utah, I thought I would dedicate a post to the wonderful winter sport–skiing. I must say, I am kind of biased to skiing in Utah, because I grew up skiing here since I was 10 years old, and I haven’t really found too many other mountains that are comparable to Utah mountains. Some, but not too many. If you’re looking to enjoy a ski trip to Utah, this is how I see it.

Snowboarders — Let’s get this out of the way from the get-go. While I enjoy both skiing and snowboarding, there is Utah terrain that is better for one, or the other. If you are into sno

wboarding, there are a couple resorts that really cater to this sport. Check out Brighton and/or the Canyons. Brighton has a fun half-pipe, cool jumps, and great terrain for boarding. Also, Brighton has crazy night deals. If you can manage the cold, and don’t mind icy terrain, check out Brighton in the evening.

Skiing– Ahhh, sweet skiing. Okay, the best way to enjoy skiing in Utah is to pick a mountain that caters to your ski level. If you are a beginner, try skiing at Sundance, Solitude, or the Canyons. Brighton is also great, but I would pick any of the other resorts over Brighton for beginning skiing, because snowboarders can be a bit intense. If you are an intermediate skier, you can get away with skiing at any resort, but I would suggest going to one of the bigger resorts with a wide diversity of terrain. Check out Deer Valley, Park City, The Canyons, Alta, or Solitude. If you have years of skiing under your belt, there is really one place for you, and that is “the bird”–aka Snowbird. Snowbird is huge and is probably the most difficult and diverse terrain out of them all, and you can ski on both sides of the mountain. Snowbird is also beautiful. If you are hardcore and planning a long ski trip, consider getting a pass that allows you to ski at both Alta and Snowbird. These are two of the most gorgeous

Winter 2011 061

resorts in Utah. You will love it!

For discount passes, it’s best to get them in the Fall. You can usually buy 2 for 1 passes at BYU. Since it’s a little late for that this year, you can also consider buying a pass wherever you rent your skis. They usually have better deals than the resorts.

Happy Snowfall! Hopefully, you’ll get some nice powder snow!