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Day 4: Skiing Deer Valley – the good, the bad, and the ugly…

By on February 18, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Day 4: Skiing Deer Valley – the good, the bad, and the ugly…

I had been looking forward to skiing Deer Valley for some time as I have some great memories of skiing it nearly 20 years ago. It turns out Deer Valley has changed, and/or my memories are not correct. (I think it is the case that things have changed…) Deer Valley is still very much Deer […]

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Morning coffee stop in Deer Valley – Empire Canyon Lodge…

By on February 17, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Morning coffee stop in Deer Valley – Empire Canyon Lodge…

Skied Deer Valley and stopped at the Empire Valley Lodge for a mid-morning snack – it has to be one of the nicest lodges I’ve ever been in. There are log fires and carpets on the floor. Very up-market, in fact, very very up-market. The latest grooming reports were available… And the coffee came in […]

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Day 4: Skiing Deer Valley, Park City, Utah

By on February 17, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments

Today I’m off to ski Deer Valley…. This should be an interesting trip as I last skied it nearly 20 years ago and I remember it as being one of the nicest, cleanest, most up-market ski areas I had been to at that time, or even since. I recall heated driveways and pavements around the […]

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Day 3: My EpicPass and EpicMix ski data for Canyons….

By on February 17, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Day 3: My EpicPass and EpicMix ski data for Canyons….

The EpicPass we are using links into a tracking system on the mountain, which records our skiing for the day via EpicMix. I’m not sure how I feel about this… For years I have tracked my own skiing with a GPS unit, but to suddenly have the mountain do it for you….? Creepy? Or is […]

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

By on February 17, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments

The mystery of the lack of ski lift safety bars continues. Today I skied the Canyons Ski Area 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 the lack of use of […]

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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: Back to Canyons Ski Area

By on February 16, 2015 in 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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Dinner at No Name Saloon, Main Street, Park City, Utah

By on February 16, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Dinner at No Name Saloon, Main Street, Park City, Utah

This evening we visited the centre of Park City for dinner and came across the No Name Saloon. The No Name Saloon is on the Main Street near the intersection of Main and 3rd. The Saloon is an interesting place, quite large (goes back a long way) with a reasonable good menu and selection of […]

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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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