January 8, 2008

Sunday at Deer Valley

On Sunday Joe and I finally got a chance to take advantage of the Deer Crest Gondola at Deer Valley, just five minutes from our home. The gondola is an ideal way to start the day; you board in a heated building, ride on padded leather seats and unload inside another heated building all without having to carry your skis more than 5 ft. Now don’t get me wrong this is not our typical ski day but it is nice to see how the other side lives some of the time.

Back to the point - skiing. We headed over to Lady Morgan a section of the mountain that a group of us had hike and skied with our dogs last year. The skiing off the lift was awesome, weaving through aspens in fluffy snow. After a few runs there we ventured into Empire Canyon, scoping out our next line on each chairlift ride, cheering fellow skiers on as they floated below us.

Later in the morning we met up with Kristin and Cory for some runs off the Sterling Lift Chair. Getting off this chair is a truly surreal experience with 4 high speed lifts all unloading within yards of one another. Joe led us down a sweat run which still had fresh snow at 12n. Cory was laughing the whole way down and loving the snow. The entire day was filled with powder and our smiles were ear-to-ear as we arrived at our car at 3:50p. It was the perfect Sunday in my opinion.

1 comment:

maddy's mom said...

i'm so very jealous!! i don't think i'll get any skiing in at all this year, let alone GOOD skiing!!!