archive: February 2010


Day 2 of Paradise

Posted by Shane

Today was the 2nd day of skiing at Deer Valley. Even though we only did a half day of skiing, I still clocked in 15,490 (Not Official) vertical feet. Today I started out by waking up super early only to find out that everyone else was exhausted. This helped me also a little bit as I was able to get some work done, help my ankle “heal” up a bit (More on this later), and rest me up for tomorrow’s trip to Snowbird Mountain.

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SAT Question (Pick One): Deer Valley is to Heaven as Canyons is to…

  1. Hell
  2. Bottomless Pit
  3. Place of Torment
  4. Wretchedness

Place answer here: _____

You pick one? You are correct! They are all possible answers in this version of the SAT. 😛

What a difference 24 hours is in terms of the location of where we are skiing. Today was pure bliss. Nothing short of perfect. Weather again was perfect. Sun, Little Wind, and above 32 degrees that it was steaming hot on the mountain when skiing down. As you might have guessed, we skied Deer Valley today. It was a much better day than skiing at The Canyons yesterday.

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So today we skied a different mountain: The Canyons. (Why am I even linking to them?) When we all woke up, we were a little tired from yesterdays massive ski day especially me since I did twice what my mom and sister did with me including the extra lift ride my sister did. But we have three mountains to ski on: Park City, Deer Vally, and Canyons. We are heading to Snowbird mountain one day as well. So you get a bit of variety in terms of runs, lifts, and food.

Back to the main point of this days adventures. Today’s mountain sucked big time. As my mom would call it: All System Failed. But lets start from the beginning shall we….

read more ‘Best Part of Today: The Ride Back to the Bus Stop


So yesterday was a very slow day because today was my 7am wake up so I can take the 8:45am power clinic for expert skiers only. Lets do a little recap of yesterday even though this post is about today’s exciting day.

Recap of 2/24/10: Mom was sick. She did not ski, so it was just myself and sis. We did all groomed runs in a very windy and snowy day with very little viability down the slopes. Even in the very terrible conditions we did 18,885 vertical feet. We ended early as well since sister’s foot was getting cold. So left me lots of energy. I was very bored all evening until I went to bed.

read more ‘Powder + Early Bird Special = Great Fun


This doesn’t mean I am going to stop posting, but I am heading out Monday morning very early A.M. for Park City, Utah for my 2 week vacation. I’ll be posting pics and videos from the adventures of skiing. The series will commit on Monday at the airport when waiting for my flight to leave. Since there is no WWW in the air, I’ll be posting the first post from the ski trip on Monday.

Expect there not to be much WordPress stuff going on while I am skiing except for something that will be coming out while I am in Utah. :)

That’s about it! Cya all in Utah very soon!