Incredibly proud of Alta General Manager and founder of the Alta Environmental Center, Onno Wieringa. Here he is being awarded the Hero of Sustainability award by unanimous decision at the NSAA national conference. Way to go Onno!
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.
Today is the annual Alta biathlon, in which Alta employees and community members compete with skate skis, bow and arrows to find out who's the best. It's a serious contest and people have been training and making all kinds of ludicrous claims for weeks, now. This is the 3rd year Alta Ski Shop tuner Jack (pictured) has built a ski chair for the grand prize. Lucy, Alta Ski Patrol's cutest and most popular employee, was included in the picture just for the page views.