Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Park City Vacation

It all started a few years ago when we were vacationing in Breckenridge. It was freezing. It was snowing in Utah. And we couldn't for the life of us figure out why we ever left home!

From then on it's been Utah Staycations. Every year we pick a Utah resort area and go romp for a few days - and from PowMow to Brian Head we sure have enjoyed our Utah staycations.

This year we booked a week in a Park City condo and ate up the PC amenities. We skiied 2 days at PCMR, 2 at The Canyons, and a day at Deer Valley. We were blessed with fresh snow (a rarity this season!), blue skies, warm temps, and a hot tub back at the condo. It was a heck of a ski vacation.

Sash has really come into her own skiing this year - we are so impressed with the progress she's made as a result of her coaches and teammates on the Sundance Ski Team. Her usual joyful reckless abandon on the mountain has been honed into a semi-skilled joyful reckless abandon and now that she's mastered her hockey stop be sure to shield your face from the inevitable snow spray if she can stop up-trail from you because she will shush that snow into your face every chance she gets!

We were blessed with beautiful weather and beautiful views
The kids and Dad ponder a double-black, and, of course, barrel right down it!
The Yingster shows off her turns

WanYing's major accomplishment this trip was learning to skate - the girl is a skating fool now! It's awfully nice not having to tow her across every flat, but she still appreciates a turbo boost (push from behind) now and again.

And, of course, the boys now outdo their mama in both stylin' outfits and hill bombing
Sam shows off his new goggles and the morning's fresh powder
And Daddy, as always, shows off his amazing turns

Enjoying all that Park City offers of course meant that we had to head down into town to High West for lunch. We all enjoyed the cheese fondue. The grown ups savored their whiskey. And the kids thought the PC town lift was pretty much the coolest thing ever.

A big part of the Park City experience is the dining and we went big with our PC meals! Sasha found calamari on the Grappa kids menu and thought she'd give it a try. She loved it!

Between Zoom, High West, Grappa, and fantastic on-mountain dining we ate very well.

Staycation 2015 was a resounding success! Good turns and good times were had by all.

Now to plan our myriad biking adventures this summer - spring has sprung!

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