The Vacation Gals are in Park City, Utah, on an amazing resort ski trip! There are plenty of winter sports in Park City besides skiing, of course; snow boarding, tubing, sleigh rides and snowmobiling are popular winter activities here. Park City Mountain Resort is hosting us for this stay, and we’re keeping pretty busy. On the first day of this Park City travel adventure, we enjoyed some ski experiences in the morning, lunch at High West Distillery and Saloon (a fantastic new restaurant), an afternoon of spa time, followed by dinner and nighttime snow tubing. Tired yet? It’s actually exhilarating to be out in the snow, engaging in winter sports for hours at a time. ColoradoGal is a skilled skier, but not TwinCitiesGal or SoCalGal. In as such, we parted company pretty early on. Here ColoradoGal boots up for her three hours on the ski slopes. TwinCitiesGal and I spent the morning on the bunny slope at Park City Mountain Resort, and deservedly so. We had a private lesson with Rob Newey, who is probably one of the most patient and good humored ski instructors in Park City, Utah. He’s great for people of all ages who are just beginning to learn to ski.
Our private ski lesson with Rob was so much fun. We learned a lot about getting comfortable on both the skis, and on the low grade slope. Yes, there were plenty of six-year-olds better and faster on their skis than us, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you’re an adult wondering if it’s too late to learn to ski, it’s not. My friend and I aren’t about to tackle any black diamond trails or anything, but we got pretty good at Not Falling. Attainable goals, you know? It’s all about setting attainable goals.
It was a balmy day, and the early morning snow left fresh powder on the slopes. While we had our private ski lesson, ColoradoGal had her own fun schussing down slopes we could only dream of tackling. She stopped to take this photo of her view:
We can’t all be ColoradoGals, of course, but with a little practice nearly everyone can have a fun ski vacation. Park City Mountain Resort, with its patient, funny, and amiable ski instructors, is a great place to start.
Thank you to Park City Mountain Resort for hosting The Vacation Gals.