Today was the first day of skiing with my wife Traci. Our Wasatch Wonderland is lacking for early season snow and our ski senses are overloaded with anticipation of riding the deep snow in heaps. Today we needed to make some turns so we moseyed up to Alta and made a twilight jaunt up to the Collins Quad mid mountain station. It was nice to unglue the skins and tromp up the hose blown snow, sans lifts while enjoying the fading days sun.
Wanting to get make turns on the choppy and icy surface for practice and balance, we secured our rigs to our boots and shralped the man made wonder beneath our feet.
There was chatter and the air screamed with ski clatter but our hearts embraced gravity's pull as we welcomed the first of many days to follow making our way up into the Wasatch Winter Wonderland.