Whether you live in the great state of Utah or not, you’ve probably heard of Alta Ski Resort, right. In fact my neighbor took a trip to France and were proud to report they spied a glorious Alta sticker stuck to the ceiling of a tram they rode. Those of us who love the “greatest snow on earth” beam over such stories.
Those of us who love the greatest snow on earth also take any opportunity to play in the stuff (even if it’s only for a couple hours.) Here’s the deal: any day after 3:00 p.m. one can pay a few bucks to ski out the last hour and a half in Alta’s Albion basin, which is exactly what the my husband does with the kids whenever possible.
Today he took our speed-demon child we lovingly refer to as “Lead Butt”. This appropriate moniker came five years ago when we went to a water park with some Olympian Lugers. These guys know speed. After catching our two-year-old speed bomb at the bottom of a waterslide—they christened her Lead Butt. The name stuck because she performs all sports with intense speed and wreckless passion.
Today Lead Butt and her dad hit the slopes. He reports that she is the ultimate motivation for a Cookie Athlete.
“I’m actually really tired from trying to keep up with her.”
In true Cookie Athlete fashion we made treats for the tired skiers. They (the cookies) may sound strange, but this salty sweet combo is the perfect combo. And after keeping up with a little Lead Butt yo
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