The Pow

The first knockout storm of the season has occurred.  With mythical intensity, the sky dumped over 40 inches of snow in just two days, at a rate of almost an inch an hour, burying almost everything.  In local jargon, we were “nuked”.   The bumpers and roofs of cars disappeared.  Walkways became impassable with snowdrifts.  Part... Continue Reading →

The symptoms of snow deprivation

“Conversation about the weather is the last refuge for the unimaginative” - Oscar Wilde I‘ve always liked this quote.  Yet, regardless of what Oscar Wilde says, in places where life is dictated by the weather, talking about it is sometimes necessary, especially at a ski resort during a snow drought. Since my last lengthy text... Continue Reading →

A few days on the mountain

Here is an album of random pictures from the last few weeks.  There are some pictures of me, Chad, and other friends.  Also, there are some pictures of the interior and exterior of the lodge.  I share these pictures with you, my friends and family.

Frozen pant legs, sunburns

written Sunday, November 22 I sit in the lodge on a Sunday night, in front of the expansive windows.  There are still no guests at the lodge, as we have not yet opened.  Outside it is finally snowing.  Through the window all that can be seen is a turbulent blizzard, a static white view of... Continue Reading →

Mountain Visuals

It’s been almost a week here at Alta.  I’ve spent my time acclimating, hiking, enjoying the scenery, sitting in the sauna, and trying to master table tennis.  The last few days have been near white-out blizzard conditions.  Today I walked through a knee-high drift on a nearby trail.  Glad I bought waterproof gear.  Before the... Continue Reading →


Welcome to my blog. Here I will attempt to document and interpret my life at the Alta Peruvian resort throughout the 2009/10 winter season. I anticipate forming my own opinion of this world, but until then I rely on the “brochure“ version of this area. The Alta Ski area (base elevation of 8500ft) is one... Continue Reading →

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