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To Those Who Ski

  • To Those Who Ski
  • To Those Who Ski
  • To Those Who Ski
  • To Those Who Ski
  • To Those Who Ski

Once upon a time, there was a girl who had never set foot on skis. She tried it once, and crashed herself into a condo. Presumably, she thought, that is not what ski in means. She wasn’t sure she’d ever become a great skier.

Three years later, being crowned an Ultimate Powderhound, and spending more days on skis in any season ever, she contemplated what this meant.

 “It is skiing 100 days or more” some people told her.

 “No, it is skiing backcountry” others said.

 “It is a GoPro camera, some serious steez, and GNAR pro call outs!” was her favorite response.

But to her, skiing in Utah makes everyone a Powderhound! Since that humble beginning, she skied daily, overcoming confusion, fear, and even gear malfunctions. She checked the weather and got the Ski Utah Android app for Big Dump Alerts. She became someone who woke up bright and early every morning to load up the car and head to the mountain!

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She conquered the steep and deep, skied Jupiter Bowl at PCMR, Daly Bowl and Chutes at Deer Valley, and 9990 at the Canyons for the first time. She skied all 14 Utah resorts. She attended opening and closing days, parties, concerts, and ski contests.

And what did she learn?

There are two types of people in the world: those who ski, and everyone else.

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She was a Powderhound that first time she skied right into the back porch of that condo.

Sure, the true greats ski in Utah, but anyone that clicks in is a skier, whether they get a weekend in, or hit that century mark. It’s an obsession no matter what your level of skiing is, and once you’re hooked, you’re in the club. So no matter who you are, how many days you made it out, or even if you’re skiing the first pair of skis you’ve ever owned, celebrate this amazing season, and get ready for another.

What was your favorite experience this season?

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Don’t forget - a real Powderhound shares and the blog with their friends!

*Let it snow*

Powderhound  Cat


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Scott posted 2 years ago

Awesome. I wish I could ski sometimes. Skiing is a lot cleaner hobby than rebuilding cars. And snow under your fingernails is easier to get off than grease. I vote snow. And great job arranging the words...the sentences come together nicely for a kick ass blog.

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John V posted 2 years ago

Well said Cat. I got hooked at a young age and even though I don't live anywhere near a snow covered mountain I make it once a year to click in regardless of how much cash or vacation time I have! Thanks for getting me to try out Utah's powder, I may never return to CO. Glad you had an epic snow season, I enjoyed reading about it!
Cat's #1 Fan (aka John)

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ElanPromo posted 2 years ago

Nice place for skiing freestyle.

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Sid posted 2 years ago

Not sure if you all knew the true meaning of POW. In my camp we call it "Prisoners of the Wasatch". We love the Monster Dumps and cant escape. Keep 'em comin

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JD posted 1 year ago

Cat I loved your blog couldn't have put it any better, kudos to you I grew up skiing I was a lucky child and have been skiing before I even could stand. Back then it felt like flying and it still does. I hope more people are inspired by your blog and try skiing it's a wonderful sensation. :] so happy pow days for this coming season! cheers!

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