Skiing can be meditative and therapeutic for some. And 14-year-old Catherine Tiedmann enjoys skiing with her family in Maine. However, she had a wish to ski Utah’s famous pow. Tiedmann, a Make-A-Wish Teen from Connecticut, grew up skiing Sugarloaf in Maine and was finally able to make it out to Utah to experience a different kind of skiing.
She has been fighting Lymphoma after going into remission 18 months ago. Tiedmann just 14 years made her wish to ski at Alta Ski Area in Utah. She set a goal to ski somewhere she nor her friends had ever skied before. Being from the East Coast she has never made her way out West. She and her family have always enjoyed skiing out East but she wanted a taste of Western pow. After following Alta on social media she immediately became set on making it out to Utah to enjoy its famous snow.
Her family, including her 16-year-old sister, made their way out to Utah for this once-in-a-lifetime ski trip. A joint effort from the Make-A-Wish foundation as well as Alta Ski Area helped make her dream come true. She was able to enjoy skiing Utah’s snow all day with her family.
Wednesday, March 16, Tiedmann was able to get out and enjoy Alta’s slopes with the rest of her family. She happily made her western skiing debut and can now brag to her friends about skiing some of the best snow in the west.