As a driver for HallUtah.com you get to know and evaluate the moods of your passengers pretty well. Being native to Utah, I truly believe I am an ambassador to this beautiful state of Utah and all of the great hard working people, commerce and recreational enjoyment that it has to offer.
This year with Mother Nature being very stringent and her snow totals reaching an almanac 30 year low, no longer am I just a driver; I instantly become a meteorologist. These first timers land at Salt Lake International Airport with much anticipation of the fluffy Powder Utah is so well known for. And suddenly I become the bearer of the news that there really isn’t a lot of snow up in those hills! So what do you do? You make the best of it!
I recently drove Julie Stromberg and her family of four from Miami, Florida who told me she has never even seen snow and when she had recently clicked an online banner from the UTAH BOARD OF INDUSTRY & TOURISM back in September it instantly inspired her to start booking a family ski trip to Salt Lake City. She began for months to build up the anticipation of their family’s first ever excursion from the exotic white beaches of Miami to the Majestic White Greatest snow on Earth that is demonstrated here by Mother and CEO of BackCountry.com Video.. What Parent could ever resist denying your family this absolutely unique opportunity?
So one week later and a hefty price tag on the Stromberg's wallet, what did they have to say about the Low snow conditions in Utah right now?
“Can’t wait to come back next year and have you drive us up the Mountain to Park City again..Hopefully in 4WD next time!”
I guess what I’m trying to get across is as a Utah local we sometimes only go up skiing or snowboarding on those fresh powder blue bird days with a guaranteed dose of the fluffy stuff, but with no anticipation or guarantees locked in, the Stromberg family had the trip of a life time and are returning to Miami with very memorable and character building assets built into their family’s core!
Snow or no snow... Utah truly has everything it takes for an amazing Winter Family Adventure!