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Summary of “My most mad ski trip yet?”

By on February 24, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Well, I am back from what I dubbed “My most mad ski trip yet?”…. It was mad with all the travelling, but it was worth the effort. Las Vegas: Totally weird place. Not sure what to make of it other than it is not my kind of place. It was “too”: Too noisy Too busy […]

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Leaving the hotel – The Yarrows, Park City, Utah – A summary

By on February 20, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Well, we have spent 6 nights at The Yarrows… As hotels go it is not great, but it isn’t awful. The room was warm, clean and comfortable. The only complaint about the room was in the incredibly noisy heating system that we had to switch off at night so we could sleep. This meant we […]

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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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The use of ski lift safety bars in Utah – the mystery deepens…

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

Skied Canyons today and again observed a general reluctance amongst skiers and boarders to use the safety bar on lifts. During the day we carried out some experiments to see if there was a pattern to this behaviour. Was it lift specific? Or group specific? Or something else? The experiment was quite simple – we […]

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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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Day 3: Back to Canyons Ski Area

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

Looks like we will be heading back over to Canyons ski area for the day. Interestingly there is a 70% chance of snow for 10 am. Will we get any? The ski areas certain could do with it. One thing for sure – it is colder outside today, in fact I’ve added a layer to […]

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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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Skiers and boarders at Canyons Ski area and lift safety bars…

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

Yesterday I posted a blog about skiers and boarders at Park City Ski Area not using safety bars on lifts – well, the same is true at Canyons ski area. At Canyons I had the opportunity to do a highly non-scientific survey of chair lift safety bar usage as one of the lifts – Timberline […]

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Lunch stop at Sun Lodge, Canyons Ski Area

By on February 15, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Stopped at the Sun Lounge for an afternoon snack. Not a lot to say about the place. Typically mountain restaurant offering the usual range of mountain food. I had the chilli bowl, which was pretty good, and a beer. No Wifi. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using […]

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