Saturday, May 17, 2014

Christmas and New Year on the Slopes

Christmas through the first part of the New Year is the busiest part of the year for ski resorts.  I had Christmas Eve off and then worked for almost two weeks straight, including Christmas.  But working as a ski instructor is fun, and we can usually get a run in on our own at the end of the day.

The view from Homeward Bound

End of the day at Deer Valley

Getting in a run after lessons have ended

Sunset from Snow Park Lodge

View from the top of Empire Canyon

Daly Chutes

Looking back up at Empire from the top of the Daly Chutes

Daly Chutes from Lady Morgan

Hiking up to Ontario Bowl

Deer Valley at dusk

Jordanelle Reservoir

Jordanelle Reservoir

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Early December at Deer Valley

Before training started, I was able to start exploring Deer Valley and get my legs back under me.  The early season snow on the trees was beautiful.

My training group at a ski instructor ugly sweater party--complete with an enthusiastic photo bomber

Exploring Deer Valley on a day off

Looking down at Snow Park Lodge--the main base at Deer Valley

Moon over Deer Valley on a last run for the day

Sundog at Deer Valley

Looking down into the Heber Valley from the top of Empire at Deer Valley

Runs at Park City Mountain Resort as seen from Deer Valley.  There are special tours that let you ski from Deer Valley to Park City Mountain Resort and then over to the Cottonwood Canyon resorts.

Timeless fashion

Looking toward Mt. Timpanogos from Deer Valley