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Park City's Schlopy Wins Gold at the X-Games - Now onto the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski ChampionshipsPosted by Powderhound Matt on January 31, 2011
Park City's Alex Schlopy wins gold at the XGames in Aspen, setting the stage for a great week of competition in Park City for the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
I have lived in Utah for many years and am on my second year of doing the blog with the kids and I had no idea that Park City had so many ski programs! It is unbelievable the program choices from local preschools to extensive training programs. You need to go onto the web site and check out all the programs since there are too many for me to get into. If you want to learn to ski, are a great skier or want your kids to get great..there is a program for you.
I mentioned last week that Emily is in the Saturday Adventure program.
The snow has arrived in full force and we're looking at a pretty great start to the season and hopefully a good snow year thanks to La Nina. That is a discussion for another blog.
So, we've rented the skis and we're ready to head out. Now, I'm not as mobile as my other fellow bloggers. With my equipment, Emily's, Brennan's and 2 kids in tow....it takes us awhile. The key is to pick a day when everyone is rested and happy....otherwise, you'll be very crabby by the end of the day :)
I thought I'd take Emily first alone. Just to get her "ski legs". What's that? Well, for those of you who have skied before, it is the first day of the season to take it easy and sort of "remember" how to ski. After our very successful season last year with Emily, I thought, no biggie...she's ready to go straight up the lift. NOOOO! Last run of last year was down the tram at Snowbird. For those that haven't skiied much, it is a challenging run for us adults let alone the kids.
What are the Snowmamas and the Snowpapas? I plan to infiltrate this group of cyber-shredders and find out what they are all about.
The contest will send two lucky winners to Utah for the World Freestyle Ski Championships. The winner will receive airfare, lodging, lift tickets, VIP event access and rentals.
You've heard about Utah's epic snow and amazing resorts. Isn't it time you experienced Utah skiing and snowboarding with you friends and family? This winter don't wish you were here... Be here. SkiUtah.com RideUtah.com.
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If you're looking for something to do with the kiddos for a few hours, tubing is a great activity. It doesn't take a ton of energy and the kids love it. We decided to check out Gorgoza tubing hill. It is located just off the Jeremy Ranch exit off I-80 so quick access from Salt Lake or from Park City.
Help support the devastated nation of Haiti by joining us for a night of great live music with Salt Lake singer/songwriter Kole, who wrote a song to raise money for Haiti, and Park City's Motherlode Canyon Band.
Over 280,000 votes were cast and thousands of comments lobbied for the two destinations, but at the end of the day, it was Utah which won by a mere 0.02% of the votes. Who would have known that this bearded garden Gnome was such a rockstar?!? The Gnome was enthusiastically greeted by fans across the state and created quite a stir wherever he went. The two-foot tall celebrity was given V.I.P. treatment and sampled the best that Utah could offer.
A pair of upcoming Avalanche Awareness Lectures in Park City will not only educate the snowriding public, but also benefit the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center.
There are ways to enjoy Park City, Utah all year round. Come check them out.