Archive for October, 2008

Children of Winter Movie – Warren Miller

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Last night, the family went to Warren Miller’s annual ski movie, “Children of Winter”.  I can’t believe this “epic” show has been going on for 59 years.  As usual, there were many classic deep powder shots in some pretty gnarly locations in the Wasatch mountain range of

Utah.  It fired up the entire audience (yelling and cheering) to get psyched and prepared for another record snow year.  They reported that Alta Resort measured 700 inches of snowfall the 2007-08 season. WOW!  There was also a tribute to Billy Poole, the 28 yr old veteran skier who died at Alta Ski Resort last year doing what he loved most.  The best news for me last night was that I surprisingly won the raffle during intermission which was a $100 to Ski-n-See.  I never win anything and the kids were so excited about it.  They had it spent by the time we got to the car.

October Snow at Brighton Ski Resort

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

October Snow at Brighton Ski Resort

Millicent Day Lodge Construction – Brighton Ski Resort

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Millicent Day Lodge, Brighton Ski Resort, Brighton, Utah

Here is an updated photo of the day lodge at Brighton Ski Resort. Looks like they are on schedule. Good timing. We are supposed to get 8-12 inches of new snow tonight.

Millicent Day Lodge – Brighton Ski Resort

Monday, October 6th, 2008

This summer I have watched the Milly Day Lodge under construction. Layton Construction has been working hard to get it completed for its November 17th debut for the 2008-09 ski season. Millicent Day Lodge will be 6,400 square feet and will house a ticket office for the west side of Brighton Ski Resort, bathrooms and a restaurant that will seat 140 people inside and 50 people outside. During winter months, it will be a cafeteria, a efficient and convenient style better suited to the needs of skiers on the go. During the summer months, Milly Day Lodge morphs into more of a restaurant-style setting.

The design of Millicent Day Lodge is quite unique. On the western side of the Lodge, garage doors substitute the typical narrow doorways you find at most ski resort eateries and allow for uncongested pedestrian traffic. The garage doors open directly into the face of Brighton’s ski slopes, the Mount Millicent panorama, and the beauty that is the Utah outdoors. During the summer months, the new building will house the Molly Greens Pub. Beer and Brats on the deck sounds like a great year round event to me.

Fall Colors at Brighton

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

La Vista in the Fall After 1st Snowfall - 2008 - Brighton Utah

Thought I would take another photo of La Vista to show what Mother Nature brought us this weekend – the first signs of Winter! The first photo that we posted on September 25th shows the changing colors of Fall at La Vista without snow. It is interesting to see the snow mingle (maybe compete?) with the Fall leaves. We are expected to have another storm next weekend so am not sure how long the leaves will last.