Yes, there is skiing happening in the Ogden Valley! And it can be surprisingly good considering the serious snow drought we’re experiencing. And relatively hassle free – considering the explosion of Covid in Utah.
Snowbasin and Powder Mountain have been spinning lifts for weeks, and although all of their terrain isn’t open and the coverage could be better, there are plenty of folks strapped into skis or boards, enjoying our spectacular mountains and the sport they love. As my husband, who skied for years in the East, says – “would be excellent conditions back there.” Perspective. Perspective. The views are still spectacular, the air is clear, and although we’re lacking in storms, we’ve had plenty of crisp, sunny, bluebird days.
Each of the Valley resorts are doing their best, and have been quite innovative, in trying to give their customers a pleasant day on the slopes while observing Covid protocols. Sure, you have to wear a mask. That covers your nose. But many skiers already wear gators that can serve the purpose, particularly if doubled. With all the other gear and clothing associated with skiing, a mask would seem a minor inconvenience to enjoy a day on the snow. Food is readily available, either inside with proper distancing, or at outdoor facilities (eat outside or in your car). Online ordering is in vogue. Chairlifts and gondolas honor the requests of any guest to ride alone, or only with the people they came with. Restrooms are open, masks and distancing required.
Looking ahead – the snow will likely come, and with the hope of the vaccine as it goes into more and more arms, spring skiing and riding could be epic. Again…perspective.
The Links Bistro, at Wolf Creek Golf Club, is now open and serving Italian Specialties, take-out only.