Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ski Utah Team Attempts to Ski All 13 Utah Ski Resorts in One Day

On Tuesday, a Ski Utah Team will attempt to ski all 13 Utah ski resorts in a single day. The mission will begin at Brian Head Resort in Southern Utah and will end 360 miles north at Beaver Mountain. To Ski Utah’s knowledge, this feat has never been accomplished before. Ski Utah did manage to ski 11 resorts in one day during the 2003-04 winter season, but this mission aims to break that record. The Ski Utah team will only require the use of a van and ski lifts in order to successfully complete the feat. "This attempt aims to demonstrate the incredible accessibility of Utah’s resorts", said Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. "The convenience of Utah resorts is becoming an equal strength to our world famous snow".

Ski Utah’s itinerary on Jan. 13, 2009 is as follows:

4:30 a.m.- Brian Head Resort
5:00 a.m.- Depart for Sundance
8:00 a.m.- Arrive and ski at Sundance Resort
8:30 a.m.- Drive to Deer Valley Resort
9:00 a.m.- Board Jordanelle Gondola and ski to Snow Park Lodge
9:30 a.m.- Drive to Park City Mountain Resort
9:55 a.m.- Arrive and ski at Park City Mountain Resort
10:10 a.m.- Drive to The Canyons Resort
10:25 a.m.- Arrive and ski at The Canyons Resort
10:55 a.m.- Drive to Little Cottonwood Canyon
11:45 a.m.- Board Snowbird tram and ski over to Alta
12:30 p.m.- Drive to Solitude
1:30 p.m.- Arrive at Solitude and ski to Brighton
2:10 p.m.- Drive to Snowbasin
3:30 p.m.- Arrive and ski Snowbasin
3:50 p.m.- Drive to Wolf Creek Utah
4:10 p.m.- Arrive and ski Wolf Creek Utah
4:30 p.m.- Drive to Powder Mountain
5:00 p.m.- Arrive and ski Powder Mountain
5:15 p.m.- Drive to Beaver Mountain
6:30 p.m.- Arrive and ski Beaver Mountain

Utah is famous for having The Greatest Snow on Earth and some of the most accessible resorts in North America. In fact, seven resorts ranked in the top ten for access in the 2008 SKI magazine reader survey. The Ski Utah team will only require the use of a van and ski lifts in order to successfully complete the feat. This mission has been made possible with support from Utah’s 13 ski resorts and Whole Foods Market.
Ski Utah is the marketing firm owned and operated by the 13 statewide ski resorts that make up the Utah Ski and Snowboard Association. The organization has been creating brand awareness of and demand for the Utah wintersports product since its inception in 1978.