The Seventy+ Ski Club brings 150 or so skiers to Alta every year. This year about 50 of them are actually over 80. They get after it so we had to settle for Howard, Tibor and Leone to represent the whole club.
For February 2nd (2/2), the Alta POD is a two-fer - a tutu racer in Alta's annual Groundhog Day race. Incidentally, no one saw their shadow here today, so we're going to be skiing for quite a while. *Edit:* Did I get the Groundhog thing backwards? It doesn't matter, at the rate this winter is going, we'll skiing well into July.
Alta ladies Chloe, Sara, Hannah, Rebecca and Sarah with an h, boogieing down Strawberry. Saturdays are Lady Shred day at Alta. Meet at 1 PM out in front of the Skier Services ticket office if you want to join the fun. Check Alta's Instagram Stories and the #AltaLadyShred hashtag to see more photos and videos of the ladies in action.
One of Alta's most storied traditions. The Wild Old Bunch at their Alf's lunchtime gathering. Fun fact: Bob Murdoch (2nd from left) skied Alta during its opening winter of 1938-39 and Doug Bledsoe (2nd from right) former General Manager of Alpenglow and Alf's restaurant dating back to 1971.
Joe Johnson and Drew Petersen shortly after finishing the Cirque Series race at Alta.
Drew's fun fact: "I can eat more burritos than Joe Johnson."
Joe's fun fact: "I adventure picnic way harder than Drew Petersen."
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.