It's the first of July and we are starting to see some of those beautiful wildflowers starting to pop up around the ski area. Alta may be as lush as I have ever seen, with green as far as the eye can see. Soon the green will be accompanied by various blues, yellows, and reds. It's going to be quite a sight.
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.
There is no strict recipe for what we call "Alta Magic", but when you drop into Devil's Castle to find surprisingly soft turns, flurries happen out of nowhere, and the lighting goes bananas....well that will pretty much do it. Skier: Erika Klenk.
You have to feel a little bad for the ski lesson that has to try and pay attention with such an incredible view of Devil's Castle right behind them. Then again, they are skiing a beautiful bluebird day on a Monday...forget we said anything.
Here is a little lingo lesson. Into today's day in age, a common phrase for this scene from today would be "views for days". It was stunning today no matter where you were on the mountain. This view is from the Collins chair.