Snowstorms, Skinny Skis, Yurts, and a Family Tradition

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By Michael Lanza

Fat, perfect snowflakes pour down in a silent, frozen torrent from a blank white page of sky, as if the mountains are inside a Christmas snow globe that someone just shook vigorously. Powder lays several feet deep on the ground and smothers the tall ponderosa pines, looking like dozens of clean, white mittens on their boughs. No wind stirs the still air, and it’s not too cold. The quiet could drown out any negative thoughts.

It’s the kind of day that can make you wish winter lasted all year.

I ask four of my skiing partners what they think of the storm.

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3 Responses to Snowstorms, Skinny Skis, Yurts, and a Family Tradition

  1. MichaelALanza   |  January 19, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Scott, they’re all nice in terms of being scenic and quiet and feeling remote, but I think the Banner Ridge yurt has the best view. I still haven’t been to the Stargazer yurt, though, and I’d like to stay there.

  2. Scott   |  January 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    What is your favorite yurt of the ones you’ve visited and why? Thanks!

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