Activity: Skiing at Park City, Utah, USA – Part I

This post is one chapter on our trip to Park City, Utah, United States on Alaska Airlines. This trip was booked and credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan using a two for one Companion Fare courtesy of the Alaska Airlines credit card. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Activity: Skiing at Park City Resort, Park City, Utah, United States.

One of the advantages of large corporations is that they can leverage resources. Ever since Vail Resorts purchased our local home ski hill of Whistler Blackcomb, they have added the ability to use ski passes interchangeably throughout the world. This has worked out quite well for us, and Vail Resorts gets more dollars through their network of resorts.

We took the hotel shuttle over to Park City resort. Park City Resort was the home of the alpine downhill for the Winter Olympics in 2002 and the home ski hill of the US Ski Team. It was a beautiful day on the hill. Some snaps courtesy of the iPhone…

There were beautiful views from the top. The birch trees made for a different view than our usual coniferous fir trees back in the Pacific Northwest. We spent the day exploring the mountain. We also located some signs that are perfect for those in executive work positions (laughing).

Shortly after lunch, we ended up in at Mid Mountain Public House for lunch. For those not familiar with Utah’s eccentric liquor laws, there is a major challenge in finding anything other than weak beer. Today’s experience meant that we had to locate the correct side of the deck, that didn’t allow under 21’s, and find the correct gate to get in. The strange liquor laws didn’t seem to stop the fellow skiers on the deck.

We headed down for the day. I dropped MrsWT73 off at the bottom, where she hung out while I had a few more runs on PayDay. It was Power Hour as they say; one hour until lift closing.

Someone was beat!!

In summary, a great first day on the hill. We ended up at Wastach Brewing on Main Street in historic Park City for dinner. It was Saturday night and the town was packed. Wasatch Brewing was otherwise a great choice for an after skiing casual dinner, along with great brews.

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