Ski Springy Suggestions

For those lucky souls who live very near several ski resorts - as a few hundred thousand Utahns do - it's easy to get spoiled and only head out on a huge powder day or wait until the sun is shining bright. With spring skiing in Utah you often hit first chair with a new blanket of overnight snow and people in shorts or bikini tops. Here are a few things to keep in mind to get the best of the bluebird:
  • Sunscreen! As they say, apply early and often. The reflection of the snow will burn quicker than any suntan face reflector
  • Layers - The day will start cool and finish cool, but in between you will most likely want to shed some layers. If a locker isn't handy, consider brining a backpack for your layers
  • Don your dome protector - Don't forgo your helmet because it might be warm, just make sure you get one with vents that open and close and you will get the breeze you need
  • Sunglasses or goggles - The bright sun bouncing off the bright snow is not what your eye doctor ordered. Make sure to you have polarized lenses and the right colored lens for the reflection
  • Seek the sunshine - Although you might run in to slushy patches, shadowed slopes can get icy in spring so make sure your equipment is well-tuned with a solid edge