JANUARY 2006
SKI TRIP TO PARK CITY

 

The Group
Steve Bickham
Dave Fox
Karl May
Peggi Yacovissi
Bill Yacovissi
Ellie Tombs
Nancy Boston
Kathy Sheneman
Stein Erickson

Stayed at the 
Town Point Condominiums


 

As usual the trip started with an overnight at the Rochester Comfort Inn and dinner at Don Pablos. 

Here is the group the next morning at the Rochester Airport.  As you can see Karl May joined us this year and Dave's friend Stein.  Kathy flew separately from Philadelphia and met us in Park City.

The condo was very nice,
 perhaps the best we have stayed in.
  

Skied the first day at Deer Valley.  It's become a tradition for Peggi and I to make Sunset the first run.  The scenery around the backside of the mountain is spectacular.

Peggi going down Hidden Treasure at Dear Valley.  This slope seems to always be tough.  The trough gives you an alternating double fall line also it wasn't groomed very well.
The first day was sunny with good snow.  We ate lunch at the Empire Lodge.
Here is the group at lunch.  It's the first day and we're already having a great time.
After lunch I joined the guys.  Maybe this picture should be called three old guys in the slope.
Stein invited us in for hot

Chocolate in the afternoon.

   


Kathy, Ellie, and Nancy, chicks on sticks, at Deer Valley
You can ski past the slope side houses.  Several are decorated with bears, raccoons, moose and the like.  The bears are always the favorite.
On Tuesday the guys took off for Alta and a day of high country skiing.  Ellie, Nancy, and Kathy skied at Park City.
It's hard to get a sense of scale of the slopes in these pictures.  The two dots on the left are Karl and Dave.  Consider how big this slope is for them to be such small dots.
Steve and Karl get ready to stop traversing and head down the slope.

 

At the top of Collins lift with Salt Lake City in the background.  

                             

This was an interesting path to get down the mountain.  Sidewinder in the Superior Bowl area at Alta.
On Wednesday it was skiing at the Canyons.  Harmony is a great intermediate blue run more or less from top to bottom.  You go past some amazing condos like the one n the background.  We couldn't quite decide if this was one house or two but it really doesn't matter.  They are oversized either way.

Nancy and Ellie on the slopes I think at Canyons

 
On Thursday it was Park City.  There was 8" or so of fresh powder that day.  Here is Karl in Blue Slip bowl.  You can see how skied up the snow is.  It doesn't take long them the skiing becomes very hard on the uneven surface and the variable density of the snow. 
Steve in McConkey's Bowl.  It doesn't get any steeper that this.
Jupiter Peak the top of the Park City Ski area.
The Mid Mountain Lodge at Park City is always a special treat.  It's different from any other slope side restaurant in its setting and layout.
Lunch at Mid Mountain.  The food is always excellent here.

After lunch the group skied together.  Nancy and Kathy and Peggi somewhere on Park City.

Looking down on Park City from the Town Lift.  Park Station is the brick building to the left and Towne Point is right behind it slightly out of the picture. The condos were very nicely located near Main Street and near the Towne Lift.
On Friday Steve, Dave, and Bill went to Brighton.  Ellie, Nancy, and Kathy skied another day at Deer Valley.  Peggi and Karl took the day off from skiing and toured the Olympic Park near Park City.

Brighton was very pretty.  It was the first time we had been there.  We spend most of the day skiing the trees like those you see.  Good powder in the trees.

 

Brighton also has some steep and deep, and yes it is as steep as it looks. 

After the day at Brighton we drove down to Salt Lake City for the night and our Saturday morning flights home.

This is a nice picture of the mountains at sunset with the moon just rising.



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