Tag: winter

Helly Hansen Stockholm Boots review

Helly Hansen Stockholm Boots

A trusty pair of boots are essential for winter in the Rocky Mountains. This was a fact that I only recently accepted. Let me confess: for most of my time in Utah, I wore sneakers year-round. Wet socks, cold feet,…

Arva introduces new airbag pack system at Outdoor Retailer

Arva, well known for their avalanche beacons, has just entered the airbag pack market. They unveiled the new Reactor System line of packs at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Winter All Mountain Demo. I got an in-person demonstration, which I later…

Patience and the long wait for winter

Photos of people skiing at Alta flood my Facebook feed, and my heart quickens at the sight. A week before, a large storm dropped over a foot of snow in the high country, and the die-hards are getting after it…

It’s October, time to get ready for winter

October 26th, 2010. It looked more like February than early fall. That year, in the waning days of October, a three-day storm dropped 45 inches of snow in the Devil’s Castle and Sugarloaf area at Alta. Although it was weeks…

Utah skier visits drop during 2014/2015 ski season

Go ahead, blame the weather. According to Ski Utah, skier visits to the Beehive State’s ski resorts in 2014/15 dropped 4.9 percent from the previous season. In total, this past winter’s total visits of 3,946,762 is the second worst in…