Skiing in 2010
Park City, Utah
Sunday, February 7, 2010: Oakland to Salt Lake City Utah
Julia and I
were both keen to leave on this ski trip. First Julia would get to
see Kim, her friend from Brown University. They had not seen each
other in 10 years, so Julia was very excited about this. Kim
welcomed us to her home and me as a new friend.
The lovely Park City
we drove on into the mountains to Park City to visit with Rick and
Tomoko. It was good to see them both. Julia and I had not seen them
since their marriage a year ago. There was
lots of snow on the ground at Park City, but it had not had a fresh
fall of snow for some time. We were hopeful it would snow for us
while we were there.
Monday, February 8, 2010: Deer Valley Ski Resort
first day of skiing was at the Deer Valley ski resort. This place
made us happy as it has banned Snow Boarders. Sorry to my Snow
Boarding friends, but we just feel safer when everyone is on skies.
A gorgeous day at Deer Valley
The day was
sunny and cold. And the snow conditions were very, very icy. So it
was a day of mixed feelings. On one hand the weather was perfect for
skiing. And on the other the snow conditions were very difficult. It
was hard to enjoy skiing on inflexible icy slopes. However, Deer
Valley does have the best on mountain restaurant I have ever eaten
at, so that was good. We made the best of it and skied all day.
we enjoyed Rick and Tomoko's company at dinner.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010: Park City Ski Resort
another clear blue sky day today, but really cold. I mean freezing
cold in the morning and the rest of the day too. Rick and Tomoko
joined Julia and me skiing.
Julia, the masked avenger, Rick and Tomoko
The snow conditions at Park City where
better than at Deer Valley. The only reason this could be is the
snow grooming process used at Park City, which is different than at
Deer Valley. The two resorts are so close to each other it is the
only thing that can explain why the runs at Park City had softer
snow on them. They still could have done with new snow, but it was
better skiing than the runs at Deer Valley yesterday.
we enjoyed Rick and Tomoko's company at dinner again. Much wine was
Wednesday, February 10, 2010: Canyons Ski Resort
overnight and another bright blue morning greeted us this day. I
have been coming to Park City for many years now, but I had never
skied at the Canyons Ski Resort before.
Tomoko and Julia at the Canyons
So this day we decided to
give it a go. I must say this place did not impress me. First you
have to take three lifts from the parking lot before you can start
skiing. So it is a long ride to the first ski. The resort is big,
really big, but it is like a rat maze of cat tracks connecting the
various different areas. You spend a lot of time skiing on cat
tracks when skiing at the Canyons. Plus the snow conditions were
much like Deer Valley, very icy. Oh well you pays your monies and
you takes your chances with skiing.
another great dinner where we continued to enjoy much wine.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010: Return home
started to snow on the very day we left Park City. We had no luck
with fresh snow on this trip. The good news is it is a short flight
from Salt Lake City to Oakland and it was good to be home again.
Rick, and Tomoko helping Julia and I have a great time in Utah.
Skiing 2010 Video Part 2