Searching for snow
We leave for Deer Valley in Utah
on tomorrow for an extended weekend of skiing*. Getting there and back is a bit convoluted from here and travelling will take the bulk of both Thursday and our return on Tuesday. Deer Valley is part of the Wasatch mountain range at the very western end of the Rocky Mountains and stretches from Utah north to the border of Idaho and I'm particularly excited because I have never been to the state of Utah before.
*Skiing of course is only possible with the natural element of snow and so far according to the local guides, there hasn't been a lot of it, but enough to have some lifts and runs open. This is what it looks like on the webcam now >>>>
Going skiing this time of year does narrow our chances of snow, but the timing works well from a work perspective, it's cheaper and it gets us off island for a long weekend - I don't think I have island fever but I am certainly missing strangers, tall buildings and space. A year ago we hit pot luck in Colorado
, when two foot of snow fell in the week before our arrival.
If we don't see any snow then Salt Lake City is less than 40 miles away and artsy Park City
is even nearer. There are a ton of restaurants near where we are staying and this weekend there is a Skifest
in Deer Valley. The Skifest website indicates celebrity ski racing, sleigh rides and plenty of boozing. One would hope they'd planned for snow. I think I'm actually looking forward to seeing some snow again, hope I do.