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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 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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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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Skiing – getting your layers right….

By on February 17, 2015 in 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 into your core and doesn’t deliver energy and oxygen to your muscles. It can be tricky, and the […]

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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: 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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