The Ultimate Road Trip: Day Two

If you've always wanted to drive a snow cat, now is your chance. The Canyons in Utah is offering several brand new guest experiences that involve getting up close and personal with a grooming machine. There's the Ride with a Groomer package, a $75 package that includes a 2 and a half hour ride in the groomer, which starts at 5:30pm at the base of the gondola. Or you can ride with a terrain park groomer or drive one yourself for a night shift. You can book all of these by calling  1-888-CANYONS.

Day 2-11 Hours 45 Minutes, 5,350 vertical feet

After two-and-a-half hours of sleep, the same crushing snow that I had fallen asleep to was still coming down hard. With visions of the great powder run ahead of me, waking up wasn't as difficult as it should have been.

This was our most time-stringent day and the one in which we would cover the most territory. We expected to drive upwards of eight hours for only four runs. It hardly seemed worth it, but the ski conditions to come would prove well worth the mileage.