February 27, 2013

Skiing at Deer Valley

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah Photo via Josh

We were so fortunate to have such beautiful ski weather at Deer Valley. We were expecting it to snow, but each day when we woke up the sky was vibrant and deep cerulean blue, the sun was deliciously toasty and warm, and the temperatures were luscious at a high of 35 degrees. Perfect ski weather. Being so bundled up, it almost felt like a day at the beach! :)

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah

I was so completely amazed at the incredible service at Deer Valley. I could not believe what all they did! First of all, our hotel had ski lockers downstairs, so we didn’t have to drag our skis back and forth from the condo each day. All of our skis, boots, polls, helmets, and even goggles, gloves, and little extra gear like that could stay right downstairs. So basically you could step off the slopes, tear off all the outerwear, and leave it downstairs so you didn’t have to drag it back and forth each day. Loved that!

They even set out your skis and polls for you. See that top left photo?? That absolutely blew my mind! I have never experienced such service!! You never touch your skis at Deer Valley. When you’re ready to come in for the day, they’ll take your skis and polls and put them in the locker for you. When you’re ready to ski again, they’ll set them out in the snow for you so all you have to do is step right in!

Also in the locker room (which is ski in / ski out access) they have complimentary hand warmers, sunscreen, tissues, and a printout of the days skiing conditions.

Another thing I loved were the Ski Hosts on the mountain. At the top of every ski lift was a huge trail map and a guide there to recommend slopes for you. They would tell you all the best and fun slopes to check out for your ability. I’m proud to say my mom and I hit every single green, lol! :) We even took a few blues by mistake, but came out alive. ;)

At the bottom of each ski lift were mini trail maps, tissues, and trash cans. How did they know I always need a tissue when it’s cold outside??

If I am ever lucky enough to go skiing again, it is definitely going to be back to Deer Valley.

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah

The views were gorgeous.

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah

I do not do moguls!! :) But it was fun to watch the little kids who were probably two feet high zipping down them. :)

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah

So fun skiing with Maria! Don’t you love my giant puffy marshmallow jacket?? :) I hate to be cold, lol! :)

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah

Loved spending Valentine’s Day with Kevin tucked away in the mountains.

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah

Josh and my dad are advanced skiers, so it was nice that they could go off and do the more challenging runs together! :)

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah Photo via Josh

My dad had the time of his life at Deer Valley. I know he loved every single second here.

Ski Trip Itinerary to Deer Valley Utah
I truly cherished spending this birthday together.

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And last but not least… I leave you with Josh skiing! I love this animation! :) Here is my tutorial on how to make an animated image. It is so quick and easy! If you love animations, you have to go check out Maria’s post… We made an animation of baby Caleb skiing!! :)

Thanks again so much to Deer Valley for hosting us. It was a dream come true.

Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!



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AmBaj February 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

I really love those photographies of yours. I noticed that the colors are always really intense and bright. Is there any chance you could do a tutorial on how to do that in photoshop?
Your blog is amazing!

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 27, 2013 at 6:04 am

Seriously, it’s like something out of a postcard! Absolutely gorgeous!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 27, 2013 at 6:53 am

Those pics are so crisp and beautiful. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

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Shaina February 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

This looks amazing. We’re planning a snowboarding vacation right now, and while it will be a few years before we’re headed anywhere with mountains, I look forward to the day that a trip to the hill becomes a trip to a mountain resort.

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Jenny Flake February 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

These pictures are unbelievable girl! Those animated photos are my favorite, sooo cute! I’ll have to watch you do it next time we are together!!

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aimie February 28, 2013 at 10:37 am

AW you were right here in my back yard. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. We have had a great ski season with lots of snow this year. Love your pics and blog

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TidyMom February 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

looks so fun! I haven’t been skiing since high school!

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Jeanette February 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Wow – that looks like so much fun! I’ve never good at skiing, but I’m always admire those that are.

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Dorothy Pitts February 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Hey there, I know you are on vacation, [Love all the pictures! I live fairly close to Deer Valley!] but, I’d love to ask you a Font question when you are all back home nice and safe. I had written one time before and you answered so I’m hoping that you can help me again. I can’t find your email address, so I’m hoping you will answer on here. I am wondering if you have a booklet or a printout of the fonts in the “quick brown fox” format that I could buy so that I could quickly access which font I want to use instead of having to go through them all? Thank you so much! Be safe and continue having the time of your life!

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

Such fun–and I love that animated photo!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

So beautiful! I love looking at pictures of snow and the mountains.

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