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Month: January 2017

Does it get any better than this?

Does it get any better than this?

Now that I can comfortably maneuver blues while skiing, I can go almost anywhere on the resort. At Snowbasin they have another area that I hadn’t been to yet. This is the area right outside the Strawberry gondola. As soon as you get off there is an INCREDIBLE view of the valley. Ignore the fact that it’s inversion, because it’s still pretty.

 

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We also took some additional pictures on the way down. You would have had no idea that these were taken on one of the  “busiest ski days of the year” because 1) this area is not that crowded and 2) Snowbasin isn’t as popular as some of the other resorts making it a great place to go and enjoy.

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Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

Night Skiing Adventures

Night Skiing Adventures

Austin got home a little later than we were anticipating from rotation so we decided not to go up to Solitude for during the day skiing as we originally intended. Instead we decided to go night skiing up at Brighton. I had never been night skiing or up to Brighton before so it was a real treat. I am feeling so much more confident on my skis which is really exciting to me.

 

We took some pictures before it got super dark as well as once all the lights were on… pretty sweet.

Night Skiing at Brighton

Night Skiing at Brighton

Night Skiing at Brighton   Night Skiing at Brighton

Night Skiing at Brighton

Night Skiing at Brighton

 

Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

Mastering the Blues

Mastering the Blues

The one thing everyone knows about Utah is that it has some awesome skiing. To be honest, before moving here I hadn’t heard of all of the cool national parks and non-winter outdoor activities. Needless to say I wasn’t super stoked about coming to Utah because I didn’t ski. So last year we got season ski passes to Park City/Canyons and it went okay. The whole ski season was a slow, painful process. I would go down the blues and use the moguls as speed bumps. That’s not quite what you are supposed to do. Ha.

 

So this year we found the Learn & Earn program up at Snowbasin near Ogden, UT. This gives you three lessons and a season pass for cheaper than a season pass alone. I upgraded the 2nd and 3rd lessons to private lesson and really progressed significantly to where I actually feel comfortable on the blue runs. I finally feel like a skier and don’t look like I am going to tumble down the mountain at any minute. Yay!

 

Austin LOVES skiing. So I am especially excited to be able to ski with him. After my success with ski lessons, he’s also going to take his own private advanced lesson soon.

 

Snowbasin is so beautiful and I took some pictures for you to see while I was there.

Snowbasin

Snowbasin

Snowbasin

 

Currently reading: “Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

Currently listening to: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie