Editor’s Note, February 2015

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

Kiffer Creveling

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling)
(Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

The other day I went to the grocery store for some basics: granola bars, lettuce, yogurt, and ramen noodles (I am a college student, after all). But as I walked up and down the aisles, I was continually assaulted with heart-shaped items. There was a heart-shaped cake, heart-shaped candy, heart-shaped fruit baskets, and even a heart-shaped jar of Nutella (just kidding on that last one, but wouldn’t that be great?).

Then it hit me like a ton of cheap chocolates: It’s February.

If you’re anything like me, you dread February. It’s a month filled with gag-worthy displays of romance. Couples that met a day ago are suddenly madly in love and calling each other mushy-gushy pet names like “poopie bear,” “cuddly buns,” and “Carl.” Gross.

Not to mention, the month is unabashedly and inexplicably short. Seriously, why are there only 28 days? Was the person who designed the first calendar just as bad at math as I am? And don’t even get me started on leap years.

So to give you a break from the woe that is February, instead of pasty conversation hearts and wilted roses, we crammed this issue of Wasatch Magazine full of the things you actually love — skiing and snowboarding.

We’ve got a photo gallery dedicated solely to hitting the slopes, a story on avalanches so you can avoid heartbreak, and a hilarious recap of our writer’s first time on a pair of skis (which includes a heck of a lot of falling on his backside). You’ll also find a backcountry guide and a gear review.

So eat your heart out.

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