05. May 2015 · Comments Off on Utah Discoveries 7: Skiing at Park City Resort · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , , ,
It was so warm, Dave could ski in shorts!

It was so warm, Dave could ski in shorts…well, sort of…

On our first full day in Park City, we decided to check out the Park City Ski Resort, which was just a couple blocks from our condo. We took advantage of a military deal for the resort, although being one of the Vail Resorts, it was still pretty costly, even for end-of-season conditions.

It was quite warm, with highs in the 60s and blue sunny skies.

As a consequence, there weren’t many trails open, and we had numerous detours. We’re grateful the boys were skilled enough to negotiate some of the detours.

Skiing at Park City at the end of March was like skiing on the East Coast. Icy. Jacob and Timmy are obviously spoiled rotten skiing in Colorado because they had a very hard time with the changed snow conditions. They didn’t have the best day.

While at the resort, we skied┬áto the Mid-Mountain Lodge, which is right on the mountain, for lunch. We didn’t stay long: lunches were $15-20 per person! I think the “side of potato chips” for $4.95 is what turned off Dave the most. We knew Park City would be on the expensive side, but holy crow!

We decided to attempt the trails down to the “Town Lift” which I had mentioned at the end of my┬álast Utah blog post. It wasn’t easy, but the kids made it. Timmy was having a tough day until he saw the view of the town from high up on the mountain. He suddenly got his groove back:

Timmy told us "Skiing is nice when you have a view like this."

Timmy told us “Skiing is nice when you have a view like this.”

Happy Timmy.

Happy Timmy. That’s Jacob right behind him.

Jacob was quite frustrated with the snow conditions, but really enjoyed the "Town Trails" that took you into downtown Park City.

Jacob was quite frustrated with the snow conditions, but really enjoyed the “Town Trails” that took you into downtown Park City.

We skied into town and enjoyed lunch at a diner-type restaurant called “The Bridge” since it was next to the pedestrian bridge. Many of the meals on the menu had a Brazilian theme, but it also offered omelettes, pancakes, and brunch-type foods. The four of us could have lunch for closer to $10 per person…phew!

We skied for just a couple more hours after lunch, before frustration at the warm conditions took over: Timmy and I decided to check out the Alpine Coaster (for my next post) and Dave and Jacob did a little bit more skiing. We decided to check out Alta resort later in the week…the next canyon over.

I’ll leave you with this cool picture of Jacob on the “Town Lift” taking us out of downtown Park City after lunch. I thought it was a cool scene.

I love this shot of Jacob on the lift as it goes over Park City. Just behind him is the remnants of the Silver King Aerial Tramway.

I love this shot of Jacob on the lift as it goes over Park City. Just behind him is the remnants of the Silver King Aerial Tramway.