Our annual Utah fly-n-drive starts early on 1 January 2010. We should be on the ground and behind the wheel of a rental Jeep Grand Cherokee by dusk that day. The weather has been, and is forecast to remain, fairly mild, so we're not expecting the snow accumulations in the 5 to 7 foot range like we've enjoyed in previous January weeklong trips. Regardless of what Mother Nature does or does not bring, we expect to be out and about as far north as Powder Mountain (northeast of Ogden) and as far south as Alta (a mere 8 miles as the crow flies, but a 1.25 hrs loop through SLC is required from our Jeremy Ranch exit-area borrowed home), and we will regularly be running the 7 miles into Park City proper. Between the mobility and the "roost", providing an eagle's view of Kimball Junction along I-80 just east of Parleys Summit, we should be in position to observe and comment on ski area travel conditions out there quite readily.
So, watch this space for updates starting Saturday or Sunday.
Let the Winter Games 2010 begin!