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May 29, 2016 - Over the Mountain to Park City

There is an easy way to get from Salt Lake City to Park City. We decided to take the scenic route. With Sue driving we headed onto Cotton Canyon Road. The road climbed through the canyon along a rapidly moving creek as we passed a large number parked cars (hikers?) and eventually began seeing snow beside the road. We passed the skiing resort at Solitude and, as we reached the resort at Brighton, turned right onto Guardsman Pass Road. That road climbed to an elevation above 9500 feet where we stopped to stretch a bit and let Annie examine...

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Jun 22, 2015 - Park City, UT.

We did venture out of camp and took a drive to Park City, UT. Larry took a back windy road through the Wasatch Back National Forest. It was a 20 mile winding road with switchback along the way. We promised the kids we would not return the same way. Park City is a Mountainside Resort popular for its winter sports. The Utah Olympic park was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The drive into town took us pass many ski slopes. This has to be a ski mega in the winter. We walked around town and did a little shopping as well as having lunch. We...

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Feb 27, 2015 - Day 7 - Skiing (And then there were three)

Jonathan left early this morning (4:30am) for the airport, with his lovely taxi service, also known as Dad. Today we decided to venture over to Deer Valley, where only skiers are allowed (I guess they are trying to attract different clientele) Dad dropped Katrina and I off at the lodge, which they had Deer Valley workers helping to unload and carry skis, then he went and parked the car. I grabbed a grooming report map and Katrina figured out where we should start for the day. After getting some snow last night and continued in the morning...

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Feb 26, 2015 - Day 6 - Ice, Ice, Ice

Today we woke up, ate breakfast (except for Jonathan, who isn't a breakfast eater) then we drove up to Park City because we still had our skis from the day before. We went to the lodge to change our shoes to our boots and then headed out for the day. We stopped for lunch at a BBQ place on the mountain that Dad had seen one of the previous days. It was a hidden place on the slopes because only one easy run goes to it, otherwise you have to walk up a little bit. But we and the 5 other people there enjoyed it very much, with a nice fire in the...

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Feb 25, 2015 - Day 5 - Skiing - Oh-Ee-Oh-Ee-Oh

Hi to everyone as we experience our third day of skiing. Today we decided to ski at the Canyons resort instead of Park City. Canyons is approximately a ten minute drive northwest of where we are staying. So we hit the road shortly after 8am first stopping at Park City Mountain Resort to pick up our skis from the overnight storage then onto Canyons. The Canyons is fairly new and very large, parking in the regular parking lot requires riding a stand-up gondola lift to the main base area. We elected for the preferred parking immediately next...

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Feb 24, 2015 - Day 4 - there must be some Toros in the atmosphere

Today we got up around 7. Dad made pancakes for breakfast and we headed to the slopes around 8:30. We climbed up the hill, realized it was a little warmer than yesterday, got dressed for the slopes, checked our bags, picked up our skis/boards and were ready to go around 9 am. We skied a full morning of 10 runs. Most of us tracked our runs on our phones, so at lunch we compared top speeds (30-40mph). We had lunch at the mid-mountain lodge before heading out for the afternoon runs. We skied 6 or 7 runs before Dad and Kristamarie had to call...

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Feb 23, 2015 - Day 3 - Skiiing (Brrrr it's cold in here)

After a late night staying up watching the entire Oscars (and NY Rangers) by the fire we slept in until about 7ish today. Everyone ate breakfast at home and then put on the many layers before hiking it up the hill in a crisp 1F. Or so we think... it is kinda hard to tell since our different sources of weather vary by about 20 degrees or so. The hike up the hill to Park City was short and quick. Katrina had arranged for our lift tickets online so she went to pick them up and the rest of us changed our boots and bundled up. We were all ready...

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Feb 22, 2015 - Driving to Park City

Today we woke up early to find a nice view from our hotel room at the airport. Then we went down to the lobby to have some continental breakfast. After breakfast we packed the car and headed out to Park City. Driving through Salt Lake City we were surprised at the temperature (it was around 15 degrees) but the lack of snow on the ground. Katrina decided that as the navigator we needed to take a windy road to Park City because it looks nicer than the straight highway. The road was pretty wide and had some nice views of the Rocky...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Trip Rpt. No. 16 Eastward Ho!

On 13 August, I met Casey at his friends’ apartment in the Mission District of San Francisco and we headed for Sonoma to spend the night. Our plan was to have a nice dinner in Sonoma and to go to Clos Pegase in Calistoga the next day for a repeat of the tasting that Tessa and I did. Casey took over the driving. I spent a lot of time behind the wheel over the last three months, so it was a treat to relax and let someone else drive. On our way, we stopped at the Viansa Winery in the southern part of Sonoma Valley and had a wonderful lunch...

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May 11, 2014 - Park City 2

Sunday, May 11, 2014 We were able to sleep in today and very much enjoyed the break. It is cold in Park City (32 degrees) and was snowing this morning. Not a lot of snow but enough to accumulate a bit in the trees and on the grass. We met Brandon and Jamie Waters for lunch at the High West restaurant in downtown Park City. High West is a whiskey distillery located in an remodeled old garage. It is a fun place and, of course, Jim had to buy a sample of their wares. Next we drove out to view the lot where they will build their new home. It is...

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May 10, 2014 - Park City, UT

Saturday, May 10, 2014 We left Rowley’s and drove up to Park City today. It was a nice two-hour trek up UT189. We found a very nice state park for our two days here. The campground is Jordanelle State Park. We overlook Jordanelle Lake and the beautiful surrounding countryside. After lunch we toured the 2002 Olympic site including the ski jumps and bob sled runs. It was cold but it was an interesting tour. We are two weeks early for the start of their summer season. Next we went into Old Park City and strolled Main street. We visited several...

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Sep 24, 2013 - Park City, Utah

Park City is one of the premiere ski resort areas in the United States along with Aspen and Vail. Park City itself is a very small charming town with a main street about a mile long bordered by quaint shops and unique restaurants. Although it is an easy walk from one end of the town to the other, a free bus stops frequently for hop-on hop-off riders. The bus also provides free transportation to all the major resort hotel complexes in the area. So you can literally see most everything without having to drive. Photos 1-9 WALDORF ASTORIA PARK...

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