Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Break in Park City

We had a great week at Park City Utah and spent most of the time on our snowboards.  We stayed at a condo at The Canyons Resort which was only a short drive to the gondola that took us to the base of the mountain.  We found The Canyons so vast and so good that we spent four days riding in fresh powder.  Many folks we met recommended different places for us to explore in Park City (Park City Resort and Deer Valley) and surrounding areas.  However, we found plenty of good terrain at Canyons, got to know a couple of lifties (a few from the UK), and came to appreciate the accessibility of the coffee stands at remote location on the mountain.  So, back too Canyons we went again each day.  We love riding in Vermont, but sometimes that means soldering through very cold weather (morning temperatures of -3F or less) and often less than ideal snow (i.e., New England loose granular).  Waking up to temperatures in low 20's (a daily high in Vermont at best) was a treat.  Of course the abundance of untracked powder was pure pleasure.

We also explored some XC trails in Park City Round Mountain area.  We met some nice locals on two and four legs who seemed surprised we found their spot, but happy to share it with us.  If only Kokee could have come along, she would have made some friends too.    We didn't see the mountain lion fortunately!  Park City seems like a great place to live if you like to be outdoors given the many trails for biking, walking and skiing that connect many parts of the city.

We spent a little time exploring the town of Park City, but mostly we were skiing, riding which left little energy other than a simple meal in our condo and some reading in the evenings.  It was a great way to rest and relax.

See a few more photos from our trip here

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