First snow - Uinta Mountains, UT 9/17/2011

Ahhh...the smell of snow is in the air! Finally, getting older has a payoff. I turned 65 in May so I bought the Snowbird "Senior Mid-week Trams and Chairs" pass (before 9/15) for $549, and I will buy the Alta "Ski Pioneers 65- 79" pass for $599 by 9/28. That will give me both mountains all week and if I have a visitor who absolutely needs to ski the Bird on the week-end I will simply buy the up-grade. I think $1,148 for both mountains (except of course Sat, Sun at the Bird) is a good deal for me. While I only did 65 days last season (Didn't start until mid January due to medical issues, a two month trip east to play "Grandpa" for my first grandchild and also leaving for a month-long cruise on April 6.) I did manage 115 days in the 09-10 season. So, if I get in just 100 days this coming season, $11.48/day is a winner in my mind. :)