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Many ski and snowboarding fans started the New Year off by hitting the slopes at Powder Mountain. (Kaitlyn Johnson/The Signpost)
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People ride the lift for night skiing at Powder Mountain on New Year’s Day . (Kaitlyn Johnson/The Signpost)

Having seen the license plate that claims Utah has the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” I came all the way from Washington to see if this  statement could really be true since back home, our snow is referred to as cascade ice.

Over the winter break, I traveled to Powder Mountain for some night skiing. All I can say is “Wow.” There is a big difference between Washington and Utah snow. It is so powdery in Utah, making my snowboarding journey a blast.

Now that I have experienced Utah snow, I may never go back to the Washington slopes again.

With Utah’s white Christmas finally filling the mountains with snow, now is the best time to get out and enjoy the sport, and for Weber State University students, Snowbasin and Powder Mountain are offering discounts: www.weber.edu/outdoor/LiftTicketsSpecialsDiscounts

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Skiers wait for the lift to take them to the top of Powder Mountain. (Kaitlyn Johnson/The Signpost)

If you need gear, check out WSU’s Outdoor Program Rentals Center for low prices on everything needed to enjoy a day on the slopes: www.weber.edu/outdoor/Winter_Rentals

Grab a group of friends and join Weber State’s Outdoor Program  Ski Day at Snowbasin on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lift tickets for this day will cost $55 at Snowbasin, or you can purchase lift tickets and the ski rentals you need for $65 at the Shepherd Union Building information desk, the Campus Recreation information desk or the Outdoor Program. The Outdoor Program will also provide free transportation to and from Snowbasin on the day of the trip. For more information, check out www.weber.edu/outdoor/WSU-ski-day-snowbasin

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Many ski and snowboarding fans started the New Year off by hitting the slopes at Powder Mountain. (Kaitlyn Johnson/The Signpost)

There’s no excuse for missing out and not enjoying the greatest snow on Earth.

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Many ski and snowboarding fans started the New Year off by hitting the slopes at Powder Mountain. (Kaitlyn Johnson/The Signpost)
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Many ski and snowboarding fans started the New Year off by hitting the slopes at Powder Mountain. (Kaitlyn Johnson/The Signpost)
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