Big Cottonwood Canyon is a recreational sweet spot for Salt Lake City. It has some stellar ice and rock climbing, hiking and come winter, serious powder. Landing yesterday found us waist deep in like minded folks from all parts of the country. Faint conversations about the conditions and resorts float past from a few rows back on plane or in the rental car line. The baggage claim is a show and tell of ski and snowboard equipment. Old school. Thrashers. All here to take in the same thing.
It is my hope that Solitude will live up to its name in just about couple of hours. A couple of inches of overnight doesn’t hurt. Plus, it’s a weekday. Things seem to be working in our favor.