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Coffee stop at The Round House – Sunshine Grill, Solitude

By on February 19, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Coffee stop at The Round House – Sunshine Grill, Solitude

This was a rather interesting coffee stop – the place was straight out of the 1970s. It was fantastic sitting outside in the sun… Looking at the view… And the smell coming from the grill was pretty good…. It was a shame we didn’t have time to stop for a burger or a hot-dog. If […]

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Thin cover and rocks – the damage they can do

By on February 19, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Thin cover and rocks – the damage they can do

Just back from skiing Snowbird and Alta. Whilst I was skiing one run at Snowbird I knew I had hit a rock as I felt a serious jolt up my leg and heard a terrible crunching sound. When I looked at the skis I found…. Yikes! That is a big chunk out of the base […]

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Day 5: Skiing Snowbird and Alta, Utah

By on February 18, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Decided to ski Snowbird and Alta. When we left Park City we keyed in ‘Snowbird’ on the SatNav and it said it was 9 miles. I knew that wasn’t right, and it wasn’t. Once it had calculated the route it was nearly 40 miles as we had to leave the Park City canyon, and drive […]

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Day 5: Skiing Snowbird and/or Alta, Utah

By on February 18, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Yesterday I was quite excited to be skiing Deer Valley again after nearly 20 years. The outcome of day was mixed – good snow, but the place wasn’t as I remembered it. Today I’m off to visit Alta and/or Snowbird. I say and/or as I don’t currently know which one we will ski until I […]

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Worst winter for snow in Park City in 40 years? And things have changed…

By on February 18, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

One thing I really like about skiing is chatting to people on the lifts, or just around the resort. As we finished skiing today we were taking a ride on the shuttle bus from the main lodge at Deer Valley back to our car and I got talking to a ‘local’ who has been involved […]

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Skiing – getting your layers right….

By on February 17, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Skiing – getting your layers right….

One of the challenges of skiing is getting your layers right – too many and your overheat and feel tired with no energy and uncomfortable and sweaty, too few and you are cold and your blood moves in to your core and doesn’t deliver energy and oxygen to your muscles. It can be tricky, and […]

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Day 3: Skiing Canyons Ski Area, Park City, Utah

By on February 17, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Just finished another great day of skiing at Canyons. I do like this ski area. Again, considering the lack of snow the area has received the conditions were very good. Not all trails had been groomed but those that had were very skiable with a light dusting of ground-up snow on a hard packed base. […]

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Day 3: Mid-morning coffee stop

By on February 16, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Day 3: Mid-morning coffee stop

Skiing Canyons again. Conditions still good, but much colder and the slopes don’t seem as crowded as yesterday. Stopped at Tombstone Grill for a snack. According to EpicMix I’ve only skied 8,000 vertical. Feels like more! Got some way go to beat the 24,000 ft from yesterday. Tombstone Grill has free WiFi. If you have […]

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Getting the free bus in Park City, Utah

By on February 16, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Park City runs a free bus service around town and to the ski areas. The bus system works great and we had no issues finding a stop near our hotel (Yarrow) in to town. For Main Street (centre of town) you just stay on to the bus station, which is located on a road parellel […]

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Skiing Canyons, Park City, Utah

By on February 16, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Skiing Canyons, Park City, Utah

Wow… What a difference nearly 20 years makes. Canyons (or Wolf Mountain as I think it was called when I last skied it) has been transformed from a small little ski area frequented mainly by snow boarders to a huge ski area. I can only assume this change is in someway due the Olympics being […]

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