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.
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!