Being pros at visiting Park City for our annual ski trip, we know the first flight out of John Wayne will get us up to town around lunchtime! Usually we get settled in the condo & have pizza for dinner that first night. But NOT this year- for this seasons trip- we took advantage of the Quick Start promotion- where you take your boarding pass to the ticket window and get a same-day lift ticket- FREE! So we went from home directly to the slopes in a matter of hours. Nothing like a quick change into ski gear in the parking lot to make you feel like a real snow bunny! It was a GORGEOUS spring skiing day. Warm & sunny- but still lots of great snow.
Post skiing- we enjoyed happy hour margaritas! (Don’t worry- we still had pizza for dinner our first night in town, after all, it’s tradition!! )
Sunday- we checked out the shops on main street, and visited deer valley resort- as you can see it was unseasonable warm- and aside from the ski runs- there wasn’t much snow to be found. And while we like to curl up in a cozy chair with hot coco- even the hot coco was unseasonably bland in that warm sun!
Tuesday- with skiing not an otion, we moved to try some of Park City’s bike trails! We rented bikes at the surprisingly cool Silver Star Resort– the bike shop was small, but they outfitted us well for our day’s adventures. (And when we had a chain brake a mile out- they drove over to swap out the bike!) We rode the trail typically used for cross country skiing (Once the snow melts- biking takes over!). We stopped at the historic white barn, and I scoped out the exhibits of life in the olden days. Lets just say I don’t think I’d sleep well on that cot!