Cousins Kasha Meck and Lola Graham beating the heat by sledding at the Wildcat base. Lola Graham, her brother Jaxon, mother Chris and father Jim are visiting the local Meck family from Philadelphia. This photo was taken by Jim Graham. Thanks for paying us a visit during your vacation!
It's June 8th and just a little way down the road from Alta you can find the snow on the side of the road. Only at this time of year it's in a different state of matter. Our liquid snow is raging down the middle of Little Cottonwood Canyon. A reminder of just how much snow we got this season.
It can be a hard thing to watch the winter wonderland that is Alta begin to melt. However, new perspectives start to emerge from the changing landscape. This building, concealed all winter by snow, has recently poked its head out. The view of the town is changing. Suddenly the excitement of summer exploring hits as we start to realize there is much more beneath the snow that we haven't seen in months.
The ground squirrels are out and about, and the ski slope is now on shared time. Fun fact from the ladies in the ticket office, Uinta Ground Squirrels are also often referred to as "Potguts". We're not sure why, but it's fun to say.
Alta attracts artists. This is Skier Services employee Le Grand Johnston showing off the glass snowflake necklaces he makes. Le Grand also paints, blows glass and makes ceramics. You can see more of his art at berntworks.com.
This time of year the skiers at Alta start to emerge from their gore-tex layers and fat skis do dawn more festive apparel and straight skis. Closing day is creeping up and "frankly" it's hard to hide the excitement for closing weekend festivities.
We had beautiful spring skiing today with warm temps, clear skies and great corn snow. Jacinda Isabey, visiting from New Hampshire, takes full advantage of the conditions, laying down some nice troughs on Razor Back.