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Altaholics Anonymous

Ski photographer Lee Cohen created Altaholics Anonymous in 1983, when Utah's Alta ski resort received 244 inches of snow in one month. He launched a website to sell his goods a few years ago, and he's recently added a few more products. Interview by Caroline Gleich.
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Best Powder: Alta/Snowbird

Best Powder 2009: Alta/Snowbird

Alta and Snowbird usually receive between 400 and 500 inches of snow, depending on the season and where it’s measured. In 2008, Alta got 702 inches. That's nuts.

Chairlift Piled with Snow

Recent Utah Snow

A few images from the recent storm that pummeled Utah ski resorts. Some resorts claimed as much as 48 inches from the weekend system, a necessary addition to the base before holiday skier traffic.

Pro freeskier and Utah-native Suzanne Graham, age 23, has been skiing Alta for the past 15 years. Next fall, she’s appearing in an all-female ski film called Say My Name, a project created by fellow pro skier Grete Eliassen. Yesterday, Alta opened the gates on the High Traverse terrain after a day of closure and a seven-foot dump over the past week. We rode the Collins Lift with Suzanne to ask her some tips on skiing Alta on a powder day.

Chairlift Interview: Suzanne Graham

We spoke to pro skier and BASE-jumper Suzanne Graham yesterday at Alta, Utah, about BASE jumping, med school, and how to fight the powder-hungry masses on Alta's famous High Traverse (hint: it's all in your elbows).

Jay Beyer Self Portrait

Chairlift Interview: Photographer Jay Beyer

Salt Lake City-based photographer Jay Beyer shoots and skis mainly in Utah’s Wasatch backcountry. But we found Jay recently riding the Collins chairlift at Alta ski resort. We spoke to him about what a backcountry skier was doing at the resort, why he switched from snowboarding to skiing, and tips for shooting photos on stormy days.

Dan Abrams, Vail

Where to Ski This Weekend: April 4-5

Thanks to extended operating hours, fresh snow, spring parties, and end-of-the-season savings, now is the time to go skiing. We've got tips on where to head this weekend, including Durango, Colorado, Taos, New Mexico, Okemo, Vermont, and Alta, Utah.

Atomic Boots, on

Craig's List for Skiers

Two new websites aim to help skiers sell and buy used gear. Now you don't have to worry about those creepy personal ads.