Ski Day Reports

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Ready to ski Mount Baldy’s Main Chute in Utah on March 28, 2010

My name is Mike. I started skiing at Bristol Mountain in the Finger Lakes region of New York State when I was fifteen years old. At age twenty-four, I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, to ski at Snowbird while pursuing a graduate degree in finance.

After every ski day during my first season at Snowbird, I published a “ski day report” on my website. Those ski day reports were the basis for a book I published in 2022 called A Skier’s Journal.

This website continues my tradition of writing about my ski days. I hope you will enjoy reading about them.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

A Skier’s Journal

A Skier’s Journal cover

A Skier’s Journal is a book I wrote about my first ski season at Snowbird in Utah. It’s about more than that, but that ski season is the basis upon which I relate other experiences (spoiler alert: also mostly about skiing).

The book is available now in e-book format from Amazon. You can read it on Amazon Kindle e-readersAmazon Fire tablets, virtually any other device via the Kindle apps, or in any web browser via the Kindle Cloud Reader. (A print version is coming soon.)

Several posts on this website contain excerpts from the book:

Visit for excerpts, photographs, and more information.

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Website Status

Update: July 5, 2022

This website is still under construction.

I intend to add both future ski days (once the snow starts flying) and many of my old ski day reports to this website. Adding my old ski day reports might be overly ambitious because it will take a lot of time.

So far, I have added just a small sample of my past ski day reports. Keep checking the Archive page for additions.


If you would like to submit a ski day report for publishing, please contact me.


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