Forrest Coots digging a pit

Snowbird Freeride Avalanche Summit

Cold temperatures and heavy snowfall have created unstable backcountry conditions throughout the Western U.S. Which means it was a perfect time for Snowbird to hosted their first annual Freeride Avalanche Summit.

“Whether you’ve just purchased an SLR camera or have years of experience behind the lens, this workshop will dramatically improve your ski photography skills,” Markewitz says. “Snowbird has been my home mountain for more than 30 years and is an ideal venue for epic ski photography thanks to its dramatic scenery, legendary snow and incredible terrain.”The Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop includes three days of uninterrupted instruction both on the mountain and in the classroom as well as three nights at the Cliff Lodge, lift tickets, early Trams and breakfast. The workshop costs $1,250 and interested parties can register by calling Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000.

Scott Markewitz Gallery

Scott Markewitz is one of the best ski photographers in the business. And from February 4-7, he's teaching the inaugural Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop at Snowbird, Utah. It's a three-day instructional workshop for all levels of photographers who want to learn to take better action and scenic shots. Here is a gallery of Markewitz's work and more info on the workshop.

Historically, Snowbird has Utah's longest ski season, and this year's projected closing date is Memorial Day. For skiers looking for late-season powder and spring corn, the resort offers a $299 Spring Pass good through closing day. Current ski-and-stay lodging packages are $99 per person (double occupancy). Book at

April Storms Bury Snowbird

Snowbird Resort has reported four and a half feet of powder within the last week and says 30-40 more are predicted to fall in the next few days. Ski-and-stay deals start at $99. What are you waiting for?

Women's Big Mountain


Tucked in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon on the road to Alta, Snowbird is known for hanging bowls, 50-foot cliffs, and over-the-head powder.