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Most skis and boards are made overseas. But what better place to open a factory than Park City where the boards can be tested right out the front door by the folks making them! RAMP is an environmentally friendly company that has started production and getting rave reviews!
Women ski differently than men. We ski for the enjoyment, not for the competition (most of us) and we're just built a little different. After a 5 week women's clinic taught by a female instructor, I became a better skier. At Deer Valley, not only good skiing, but of course, good food and great conditions.
One year ago, ABC 4 Anchor Kim Fischer was uprooted from Texas when she got a job here in Utah. Never skied a day in her life and she met me. Eight months later she is still dating me but figured out if this is going to last she would have to learn how to keep up with the Powder Posse on and off the slopes. So we set her up with some lessons at Park City Mountain Resort and Snowbasin.
With fresh snow on the ground and the holidays around the corner, it's a great time to think of a ski vacation. The great thing is, many resorts run great family deals this time of the year and if you have young kids, chances are...they ski FREE!
With another late season storm, Brennan hits Brighton one more time to ski and snowboard in one day. And, tries his hand at the terrain park. But, is it recommended? And Park City has awesome deals for next years season!
I’ll never forget the looks on my magazine-colleagues’ faces when I told them, upon returning from a 10-day ski trip to Park City (our first ever) that my husband and I were trading daily subway commutes from our New York City home to our offices for daily rides on chairlifts at the resorts in Utah.
It is true that winter is knocking on the door with the arrival of the year’s first snow last weekend. However, rest assured that now is the best time of year to log a few more smooth single track miles or bank a few more park turns on a mountain bike.
I'm usually not a big fan of contests, mostly because I've never won anything in the past. But Snowbird is offering up a prize for their first annual Local Hero POV video contest that has me wondering: do I feel lucky, punk?
I am an Alta skier. I moved to Utah 14 years ago and fell in love with Alta way back when. The scenery, the ambiance, the skiers mountain. This year we've been to a lot of resorts. Done fabulous lessons from Park City to Brighton. Only one ski day at Alta, so we needed to hustle up for one more day. I wanted to get both kids to mid-mountain for lunch at Alfs and get a few runs in together. It was the first time I had both Emily and Brennan up together for runs at Alta. You see, when I've been doing these runs solo for 14 years, it was pretty special to get the kids up with me. Emily and I had a Mom/Daughter day last year at Alta. This day was Mom/Daughter/Son day. So fun!
Bren turns 4 and becomes a Bambi at Deer Valley, Emily does the Park City Nastar course and talking green trails at the resorts!Posted by Jodi Saeland on March 15, 2011
So, ski season is winding down and the kids have done so well! Brennan turned 4 this week and it opens up a whole new set of lessons he can enroll in! Most resorts keep the kids 3 and under in a daycare setting with a one hour lesson. Brennan did that at Deer Valley earlier in the season when he was a Fawn. Now, he is a Bambi! This is a big deal! A one hour lesson as a Fawn and in the daycare or a 2 1/2 hour lesson as a Bambi in Bambiland! He was excited and felt pretty big about the situation. We dropped Emily off at Park City for her Saturday Adventure in which she takes part in the Nastar course (video to follow) and Bren and I head over to Deer Valley. The beauty of Utah and Park City is that you can do that. There are 3 resorts in the area close by...The Canyons, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort.
Utah is an unbelievable state in that you can go from an 11,000' mountains in the north to red rock country in the south. Utah has the most National Parks in one state of any other state in the union. Within a 3-4 hour drive of Salt Lake City, you can be in the most amazing red rock country and the best mountain biking in the country. March is also a great weather month in Utah. On average, it is the second snowist month. Skiing is awesome, with huge bases at the resorts and it's not too cold. It is also a month where the valleys start to warm up, the days get longer and southern Utah is pushing 70 degrees. So, after you've done your ski vacation, take 3 extra days and drive down to southern Utah. You won't be disappointed and you'll be planning a quick return!
So, with that said, we did our Saturday skiing at Park City. Emily continues to do great in her Saturday Adventure program! Also, Brennan is up and running on the green runs like a champ. More on this in the next blog.