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Skiing Snapshots from Utah

My last post became so long detailing my top skiing tips for beginners that I didn’t even get to share any of the photos from our amazing weekend! Utah is one of my favorite places to visit in the United States. Yes, it has funky drinking laws and I wouldn’t call it a party destination by any means but it truly has some of the nicest people and most beautiful back drops. I mentioned that my brother Alex lives in Salt Lake City, so we always fly in there. Normally we stay in Park City or Deer Valley but this time Alex had ski passes for Solitude Mountain so we rented a condo there.

Solitude seems like a smaller resort but still has plenty of trails.

We ended up loving Solitude. It doesn’t have the glitz and glamour of Deer Valley but it had several great restaurants, it was easy to get to and we could walk to the lifts from our condo. It has plenty of challenging black runs but also had an entire mountain of easy runs for me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something a little more low key than some of the Park City resorts (especially anytime during the Sundance festival – prices are insane)

Here are some pictures from the trip!

Solitude Village, Utah

Heading up on the lifts! It was extremely warm the weekend we were here (like low 50s) so pretty sure I was already sweating at this point. Or I was just terrified.

At the top! Alex was a very patient teacher. And he brought me that amazing pink helmet as a gift from his ski shop!

We were the first ones on the lifts each day. Not sure I would recommend quite this early for beginners – when the snow hasn’t had enough chance to “melt” from hardening during the night, it is extremely icy and tough to ski on. Better to wait an hour until the sun has had a chance to soften it up.

Photographing my surroundings as usual.

A beach made of snow?? Not going to lie, I think the apres ski part – was my favorite part 😉

Day 2, feeling marginally more confident

Dinner on our last night at the Silverfork Lodge

Beautiful mountain sunset before dinner on our last night.

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