Utah is a wonderful state to live in. The state enjoys each of the four seasons and is home to the Wasatch Mountains that tower above the valley floors and offer canyon scenes that are unparallel anywhere in the country.
The summers in the mountains of Utah offer hiking and camping or fishing in the lakes of the high country while the winters in the state give way to some of the best skiing conditions in the world and by far the best powder snow skiing available anywhere. Once the snow begins to fall avid skiers and snowboarders can be found on the slopes of one of the many sky resorts that made the area famous for having the greatest snow on earth.
Back in 2002 the Olympic Winter Games were held in Utah where visitors flocked from all corners of the globe to witness the championship competitions of the world's foremost athletes. In preparation for the games the ski resorts put up millions of dollars to groom the slopes and add the necessary events for the additional winter sports associated with the Olympic Games. The ski resorts nestled high in the mountains planned, prepared and prayed for snow conditions to be perfect for visiting visiting dignitaries and athletic representatives coming in from the participating countries.
Neither the resorts nor the visitors were disappointed with amount of fresh snow that fell just just weeks before the start of the three week event. Touting the best conditions for downhill and cross country skiing, Utah residents know that the state is far and away the only place for serious skiers to practice their sport.