Giving Warmth the Cold Shoulder

Snowboarder jumping against blue skyWhile Utah has been crowned with the lofty title of “The Greatest Snow On Earth” this 2014/2015 winter hasn’t brought very much of that snow to Utah. In fact, Utah has been experiencing record highs in temperature and record lows in snow fall. Yet, despite these unusual winter conditions, skiiers and snowboarders coninue to hit the slopes. According to Ski Utah, most of the resorts are fully operational and receiving a lot of traffic. If you are at all curious about any of the resorts or snow conditions, Ski Utah is an excellent one stop resource.

The Heat of Competition

Skier against blue sky in high mountainsAlso in spite of the warm weather, Utah has hosted several huge snow events this year. Earlier, Deer Valley hosted events for the International Ski Federation’s Freestyle Ski World Cup event. Park City Resort hosted Sprint’s Snowboard and Free-ski Grand Prix. 2002 Olympic gold medal champion Kelly Clark competed in the event and took the women’s first place slot, re-establishing herself after taking 3rd in Sochi last year.

In other snow news, the Utah University Ski Team took 3rd place in the NCAA championship. The event wrapped up in Lake Placid, New York. Colorado State locked in the 1st place position, with Denver University taking the 2nd place slot. The Utes have expressed a satisfaction with their performance in this 2015 competition, but are determined to take home much more in 2016. So, whether you’re a Utah fan or not, come 2016: Watch Out for the Utes!

Utah’s premier winter charity event Bob’s Vertical Challenge finished on March 19th at Snow Basin Resort. The Vertical Challenge just completed its 8th run and while it is a local charity event, anyone can participate from around the country. This year, participants began tracking their vertical feet (snowboarding or skiing) in November of 2014. Other events included a Youth Day that took place on March 7, 2015 which gave Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn winter and/or charity merit badges. Proceeds from Bob’s Vertical Challenge go to benefit the Boy Scouts of America and Utah Youth programs.

Still A Hot Time

Snowboarder jumpingUtah is famous for its winter activities, but there are many more events, activities and sites that make this place a great destination, no matter what time of year it is. While this year hasn’t seen as much snow as we’d like, most of the ski resorts are running close to full force and the warm weather opens up many fun opportunities that aren’t usually possible this time of year. Peak Transportation can get you around to the local events and sites that make Utah truly unique. Come for some skiing and take advantage of the unusually warm weather: We’ll help you get around in style. If you need ideas for travel plans, check out some of our other guides and don’t hesitate to Contact Us with any questions that you might have.