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Posts Tagged ‘best blue runs Deer Valley’


Thank you for allowing me to go skiing!

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Thanks for letting me enjoy a week’s vacation. I returned from Deer Valley. Here’s my advice for intermediate to advanced intermediate skiers-but disclosure-skiing is a potentially dangerous and deadly sport-know your abilities.

As a good warm up-my new favorite is Blue Bell off Silver Strike. Much more fun and relaxing than Success. Next go to Northside Express and try Hawkeye and Lost Boulder. Notching up in difficulty is Hidden Treasure off Quincy, and the runs off Sterling Express-definitely more steep. If you can handle those, most likely you might handle Solid Muldoon (I did much better than a couple years ago) and Big Stick, the double blue, which I did not find any different than Solid Muldoon. Finally, if powder skiing is your next challenge, Supreme off Lady Morgan is definitely a change. I wish someone were with me-I fell backwards and slid about 15 feet the first time. I made myself go down it three more times. Thankfully no unwitnessed falls off a cliff! This run is usually good in the morning. And if you want to attempt baby moguls-at the very bottom of Hidden Treasure you can cut to the left and try a small run of these. This is where I sprained my right thumb slightly, but don’t worry, I’m absolutely fine now!

Remember to bring some singles for the locker tokens and if you are at least a Platinum Amex member, there is an Amex Centurion lounge next to the Empire Canyon Lodge-this was a really pleasant surprise with Starbucks, water, soda, nuts, popcorn, charging stations, good music and afternoon cocktails. They can look you up if you don’t have your card on you.

Thank you to Deer Valley Ski School for taking my girls up to the top of the mountain and teaching them to be real skiers. They finally love it and I can’t believe they skied down 2000 feet! Now one wants to be a ski teacher and one wants to move to Park City! I am looking forward to going down the runs with them within a year or two.

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Back from Vacation! Lindsay Vonn, I am not…

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Apres ski, toddler style


Naughty girl :(

I made it back in one piece from Deer Valley! We had a great time overall, however I hadn’t been skiing for at least 7-8 years (last trip to Vail/Beaver Creek with my derm friend). Needless to say, I was quite rusty and even the bunny hill scared me the first day. It didn’t help that the next green run was really blue in parts and though DV bans snowboarders, a reckless skier plowed me down on Success (a green run) on my first day. Luckily I was OK, though I hit the ground so hard my ski popped off and my head hurt. The perpetrator did not apologize (for which I told him off) and luckily a good samaritan/witness asked me if I wanted to turn him into ski patrol. I let it go. I think I was the only person I saw getting remotely angry in all of Utah the entire time I was there!

I finally got my groove back the next day after some fresh powder came down, but got a little too confident when I went down Solid Muldoon, a blue trail that I swear would be called double blue at other resorts. I literally was looking down a cliff at the end and had to take a photo as I was so proud of myself for making it down (well I had no choice, I was by myself!). It doesn’t look as daunting in the photo as it did in person!

Though 4 friends of mine had just returned from DV, none of them could give me any advice on the better blue cruisers at DV, so here goes: Hawkeye, Lost Boulder, Hidden Treasure (my favorite). Turns out I later found out Solid Muldoon is the steepest blue next to the double blue trails. The service was great there and it was a fabulous mountain. The Children’s Ski School was great. Just so glad I am an intermediate skier already. I would not recommend DV for beginners even though they have great instructors. I remember Park City resort, which I visited 18 years ago, was much more tame. Basically I’ve concluded I’m a Beaver Creek girl! Can’t afford to fall and hurt myself anymore! Poor Doc B, he would not listen to me and of course, fell off the chairlift. I pleaded with him to not go down Success and he did anyway with his son. As usual, he admitted I was right! It was also a treat because even another friend of mine was staying in DV the same week (albeit at the Montage!) and I got to see her and her family. Then we came back and found out a patient of ours was there the same week and I probably skied right next to his condo! Click on the link below the blog title for some tubing fun! (sorry for the formatting problem!). If you want to see me go down Roamer as the world’s most slow and cautious skier (Lloyd’s of London, I need R arm insurance!) click on the other link.

I love the picture of Didi. She reminds me of the adorable snowboarder Louie Vito, from the last Winter Olympics!

My poor dog ran out of the house Sunday and got hit by a car. Well, at least all we know is she has a hairline fracture of her back paw. Poor Gigi! My fault for leaving the door open. We’re lucky it wasn’t worse.

It has been a busy time in the office. I’ve seen a lot of patients who have not been back for years. Or have left me and come back (just like my ex-boyfriends, haha JK. Actually, not!). Happy to be back to stamping out skin cancer where I can!

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