“Pats Peak was the catalyst that got me obsessed with skiing,” she said from her Park City, Utah, home. “Even to this day when I go back I find the [double black diamond] Hurricane to be a nice challenge. I’ve skied the world and still get a thrill there.”
Ulmer, who returns to Pats Peak in January for a women’s ski clinic, remembers childhood days of hanging out in the lodge and eating more cookies than skiing.
“Pats Peak is up there with meatloaf and mac and cheese; a comfort area, a comfort food,” she said.
And all about family.
“We joke we’re the world’s largest day-care facility,” said Blomback.
Well, maybe at least around a small college town with nary a traffic light off I-89.