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Automatic Lights – friend or foe?

By on February 20, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Automatic Lights – friend or foe?

One of the problems with a rental car is you are never entirely sure how it works… This morning we awoke to snow for our drive south. No problem, however, the lights on the car did prove to be a bit of a challenge. We wanted them on…. But, as we were driving along they […]

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Day 6: Skiing Solitude, Utah – summary

By on February 20, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Day 6: Skiing Solitude, Utah – summary

Last day of skiing on this trip…. Tough call to make. Do we go back and ski where we have skied before, therefore hopefully getting a good end to the trip, or do we try somewhere new? Tough call. If we go to a new place and it turns out not to be that good […]

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Afternoon snack stop at Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery, Solitude, Utah

By on February 19, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Afternoon snack stop at Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery, Solitude, Utah

Stopped for a mid afternoon snack at Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery, which is located down in the Solitude Village. Nice place for a snack, with a good view of the mountain. We had the $6 pizza slice and beer special. The pizza was good, the beer was not. Free WiFi If you have enjoyed […]

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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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Day 6: Skiing Solitude, Utah – first impressions

By on February 19, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Day 6: Skiing Solitude, Utah – first impressions

We have decided to ski Solitude today… I hope it is a good call… I would hate to finish this ski trip at a bad resort… First impressions are good… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on […]

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Day 5: Skiing Snowbird and Alta, Utah – a summary

By on February 19, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments

Well, that was great day of skiing. We went to two cracking resorts – Alta and Snowbird – and we had a blast. Both resorts had excellent snow and we really liked them. They are similar but different. Snowbird feels a little more up-market, and Alta feels a little like the poor cousin of Snowbird, […]

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Day 5: Skiing Snowbird, Utah

By on February 19, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Day 5: Skiing Snowbird, Utah

Spent the day skiing Alta and Snowbird ski areas and it was fantastic – much better than Deer Valley. The two resorts are only about 9 miles from Park City, but it will take you around 45 minutes to drive there as by road it is around 40 miles. The two areas are linked by […]

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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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Mid-morning snack at Alf’s Restaurant, Alta, Utah

By on February 18, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Mid-morning snack at Alf’s Restaurant, Alta, Utah

Stopped for a mid-morning snack at Alf’s Restaurant, Alta. Nice location with nice views. Really nice mountain-side restaurant with a small shop and a ski tuning place next door. They offer a “get your skis tuned whilst you eat” service. Great views from the place… No WiFi. If you have enjoyed this article then please […]

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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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