Deer Valley, Utah

I took the 8:05AM flight this morning to Salt Lake City with my “aunt” Lainee. We’re going skiing in the Park City area. We got in early enough to cash in the free afternoon lift ticket with same day plane ticket. But other than that, it’s an expensive ordeal to go skiing here. Lainee has a place at the Stein Eriksen Lodge; it’s a ski-in/ski-out deal as it is located mid-mountain. I met Stein Eriksen himself today while renting skis! Supposedly, he’s the multi-olympic skiing medalist from a long time ago. He’s 78 now. It’s beautiful around here especially with the absence of the holiday crowds. The trees outside are still decorated in holiday lights.

Skiing conditions were nice today with the grey skies parting to a sunny afternoon. Did some off-piste skiing (scary as hell since you’re so busy avoiding trees). The snow is light and fluffy, just the way it’s supposed to be.