The Official Blog of Ryan Dearth Photography
Last month I had the pleasure of traveling with a great travel writer and friend of mine, Will from Wake and Wander, to the great state of Utah to do some skiing, eating, drinking, and exploring, all with my camera in hand. We managed to ski at 9 incredible mountains in 7 short days. The SkiUtah Backcountry Interconnect trip served up Deer Valley, PCMR, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird all in one day, and didn’t require anything powered transportation except our legs and the chairlifts. We took a Cat ride at Powder Mountain, and generally just bombed down the mountain at Snowbasin Resort (I hit 66 mph on the women’s downhill course and promptly had to change my pants). We also hit Canyons Resort, which is enormous, and awesome! But one of the biggest draws to our trip had to be bobsledding at the Utah Olympic Park. We got up to about 75 or 80 mph and pulled nearly 5 G’s! It will go down as one of the most memorable 54 seconds of my life to be sure.
Great thanks goes out to everyone who helped put the trip on for us: SkiUtah, The Ogden Chamber of Commerce, The Daily Journal, and everyone at the Park City Chamber, especially Bev, who served as our awesome trip Mom. Thanks again!
This doesn’t quite cover it because I’m not the best at uploading my stuff to flickr – but here’s a slideshow of my personal favorites (on flickr) from 2012. Enjoy!
January in Colorado doesn’t fill me with warm thoughts, but when you haven’t been climbing outdoors in months and the thermometer reads 50F you go outside. Take a look at some shots from North Table Mountain with the Coors Brewery in the distance.