Soldier Hollow has the longest tubing lanes in Utah with a lift service to take you up the hill. At first, I thought the ticket price of $19 for two hours was a bit steep, but when we finished, I felt we got our money's worth.
I did learn one thing, however. Liam and all the students wore real snow gear while I wore jeans. I didn't think I would be spending much time in the snow because you ride down in big tubes, and I wasn't planning on taking any big risks. All I wanted was nice smooth rides down the hill. Well, a light snow was falling, and each time I got to the bottom of the hill, I was plastered with an inch of snow. It wasn't long before my jeans were soaked. Next time, I'm making the investment, and snow pants it is.
One thing that puzzles me. I weigh a good two and a half times what Liam does. According to the laws of physics, shouldn't I slide down the hill faster? How come each time Liam and I raced, I lost? Maybe my big old backside was digging into the hill creating more friction while Liam just zipped on over the snow.
This video confirms once again what I have known for many years. I should just keep my mouth shut while videoing. I sound like a Muppet.
Next time, I'd like to try this out. It's called skouching. This video clip, filmed in Utah, was on the national news. Now, when we finally get a new couch for the family room, I know how to recycle the old one.