Subject: Skiing Ziners- Salt Lake City
To all the skiing (and other winter enthusiasts) Ziners out there. Just got back from 5 days in Salt Lake City. Arrived last Wed. night (24th) and skied Snowbird during a continuous hard snowfall that left 9 inches of fresh powder. Although the snowfall ended after that storm our group spent the next three days seeking the powder stashes in Alta, Solitude, &Snowbird once again. Yesterday a bright and sunny (yet chilly) day at Park City found us cruising the groomed runs at a leisurely pace.

Salt Lake City was a bustling town due to the Sundance Film Festival which ended last Sat. night (27th). Park City seemed like a ghost town on Monday after the events associated with the Festival of the previous two weeks. The city continues to build at a breakneck rate in preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The downtown freeways are torn up and a mess if you're headed to the airport from Park City.

Still, the snow is some of the best in the world. Enough so that it lured our motley group of 17 skiers &boarders from all over California and Hawaii.

How about it? Other Ziners been enjoying this winter? Covadonga, have you been up to Formigal? Or Tom, how's Andorra this year? Perhaps our Italian Ziners have enjoyed the slopes of the Dolomites this year.

Next ski trip for Sara and I# The interior mountains of British Columbia. We'll be flying into Spokane, driving across the border to Rossland, B.C. to ski Red Mountain, up to Nelson to take on Whitewater, then to Fernie, crossing back over the border to Whitefish, Montana for some runs at Big Mountain, then west to Schweitzer, Idaho before flying out of Spokane again. Hopefully we'll do a little mushing with a dog sled team along the way.

Remember, some of us Ziners actually follow the snow.

John Rule San Diego, CA