The Ski Utah Wild Women of the Wasatch find happiness in the moments of synergy between the earth, our bodies and minds, that face shot of powder floating light as a bird across the snow. The deep belly laughs bubbling out when our girlfriend cracks a joke at the goofy outfit we put on, just because. It’s the chill that runs up our spine when the mountain breeze meets the sweat from hiking up the peak. It’s that sweet, sweet rush of pointing ‘em straight down the mountain, and when it comes to spring skiing, yeah, we get weird in onesies. Slather up the sunscreen, ‘cause it’s spring and the ski debauchery is on!
(Hannah Barkey and Amy David in full spring ski mode. Photo by: Croshane Hillyard)
Spring skiing at its finest involves, neon color clad friends, slush slarving, corn-snow chute chasing, parking lot parties, and in the Wasatch spring skiing also means the occasional April snowstorm accumulating over a foot of fresh in 24 hours. For this episode, I met up with several ladies to take on the spring ski traditions and shred a few iconic zones of Little Cottonwood Canyon from Devil’s Castle Couloir to Wolverine Cirque, jumps up Grizzly Gulch, and a foot of fresh pow at Alta Ski Area. Hope you like checking out the gals of the weekend spring fling and our April shred-ventures. For the full trip report, check out SkiUtah.com or click here.
(Amy David flying through another Alta magic day. Photo by: Katie Hitchcock)
April Powder Day
(Amy David laying one out after another massive Utah snow storm. Photo by: Andrew Mildenberger, Icelantic Skis)
Wolverine Cirque on a Tropical Pow Day
(Skinning up Granny Chute for lap number two in Wolverine Cirque. Photo by: Croshane Hillyard)
(Amy David spraying spring slush and loving every second of it. Photo by: Chris Peason, Ski Utah)
Wolvy is a sampling pot of the finest, most accessible chute skiing in the Wasatch. We sought out the untracked and protected North facing lines. Turns out hot pink party pants and 70’s onesies catch a lot of stares at the top of spicey ski lines. . . even more so when the girls dressed in costume point ‘em straight down the chutes.
Devil’s Castle Couloir
(Sydney Rickets booting up Devil's Castle, Alta Ski Area. Photo by: Amy David)
(Caroline Gleich after completing all the lines of "The Chuting Gallery" Photo by: Adam Clark)
(Katie Hitchcock in her classic form up Grizzly Gulch. Photo by: Brooke Potter)
(Photo by: Chris Peason, Ski Utah)
Keep an eye on Ski Utah until then and keep up with my personal travels on Instagram @AmyJaneDavid. Huge thank you to Ski Utah for sharing the stories of the Wild Women of the Wasatch and to @CroshaneMedia for the filming and editing prowess.
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