The Igloo Chronicles by Grayson West

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Canyons Resort Opening Day

Scott Otterson, Jordan Wilkey, Brandon Peterson, Andrew Meehan and Sam Stewart celebrate being the first chair of the Orange Bubble Express the newest lift to the Canyons Resort Friday morning during opening day.  The first 100 guest on the Orange Bubble Express received a free pair of orange Oakley goggles.  Canyons opened with seven lifts running, accessing 68 trails and two bowls.

Scott Otterson, Jordan Wilkey, Brandon Peterson, Andrew Meehan and Sam Stewart celebrate being the first chair of the Orange Bubble Express the newest lift to the Canyons Resort Friday morning during opening day.  The first 100 guest on the Orange Bubble Express received a free pair of orange Oakley goggles.  Canyons opened with seven lifts running, accessing 68 trails and two bowls.

Snowborders take a ride on the newest lift at Canyons,the Orange Bubble Express Friday morning during opening day.

View form the Orange Bubble Express.

Dan Hopkins, left, John Cramer, center, and Dane Seering, right take a ride on the Orange Bubble Express.

Parker Cross, Wasatch Podcast.

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Interstate 80 Parking Lot

Here are a series of photos taken with my phone while I sat in my car waiting for multiple accidents to be cleared on I-80 West bound toward Salt Lake City. My usually 30 minute drive from park City to the valley took nearly 2 hours this day. The drive sucked but breakfast with thetrickstergod.com was priceless.

It’s still snowing in Utah, and doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. I miss the warm California Spring weather that I grew up with.

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Day in the Life of a Photojournalist During a Blizzard

We received more than five feet of snow in the past week, with the Monday night storm dropping more than  24 inches of fresh pow in 24 hours.  The storm is gone, but the snow is here to stay.  Spring is a let down in Park City, since we really never get warm weather until June. That’s part of life when you live at 7000 feet.

Tuesday morning  I woke early to get some snow features in Park City.  Soon I  headed off to the Utah Olympic Park to cover Republican National Committee officials  visiting the UOP as part of their evaluation of Salt Lake’s bid for the 2012 party convention.

Heading toward the UOP, the road conditions were treacherous and very dangerous.  Halfway up the road to the UOP I was engulfed in  whiteout conditions, and drove off the road into a snow bank.  Once I realized why my car wasn’t moving, I just slammed the Subaru in reverse and continued up the road driving with minimal visibility.

City reporter Jay Hamburger at UOP.

Tourist mill around the Alf Engen Ski Museum UOP, closed due to extreme weather.

Hamburger and I sit in my car waiting for the arrival of Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, and his group.  Thirty minutes pass before we receive the information that the event has been canceled.

Rear view mirror of snow covered vehicle.

After leaving the UOP I drive to the Pinebrook neighborhood  to get some more snow features.  Pinebrook had been issued a severe weather warning and individuals were advised not to enter Pinebrook neighborhood.

Pinebrook.

Tyler Thomas shovels snow Tuesday at his house on Pinebrook Road in Park City, UT.

Pinebrook.

Robin Filion removes snow from his front yard on Pinebrook Road in Park City, UT.

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