If you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook, then you know about my trip to Utah for 5 days! I apologize for the constant stories… I couldn’t help it… I LOVE being in the mountains. Growing up I went skiing almost EVERY year, starting when I was two years old. I’ve been fortunate enough to go all over the West Coast and even ski in Austria. For 9 years my family went to Big Sky, Montana, so going to Park City, Utah was a bit of a change. Big Sky feels like home to me, but now so does Park City.
Although it was a quick 5-day round trip, it was incredibly memorable. My friends know that I am horribly afraid of heights. Like HORRIBLY afraid. I would cry when I was 15 years old at the top of lighthouses and freak out while walking over bridges or if I was on a chairlift without the bar I would tense up. This trip was different. On the very first day on the slopes after not skiing for 3 YEARS, I hiked with my ski gear for the first time. Not only that… I hiked up a RIDGE of a peak on ice-like stairs. Maybe it was because it was so cloudy and snowy that I couldn’t see how high I was, or maybe I’m finally over my fear (probably not)… but I felt totally calm. It was the most amazing and indescribable experience! The next day when it was sunny and I saw the portion of the mountain that I hiked, I couldn’t work up the guts to do it again.
The first day I was blessed with snow and tons of fresh powder! Every skier’s dream! The last 2 days it didn’t snow but I could finally see the MOUNTAINS which we all know I LOVE. The sky was incredibly blue and clear. You could see everything! While it was snowing, I wasn’t comfortable bringing my camera on the slopes so I just took some iPhone photos but on the last 2 days, I brought my camera out.
First, the camera photos… Ready to see some of Park City’s beauty?
One of my family members lives in Park City and less than a 10-minute drive from the slopes! Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it! Sadly I did not see a real moose. BUT, if you look behind the moose fixture on the left, LOOK HOW HIGH THE SNOW IS! It’s almost above the fence!
Beyond happy to see the blue skies! This was the first chairlift I took every morning.
The BLUEST skies!
Where I stopped off to eat lunch every day was breathtaking! The entire side of the building was glass windows, so you could eat outside or inside while overlooking the valley.
At the base of the Canyons Ski Resort was this great hangout area! Everyone would get together, grab a drink, and sit by the fire. Meeting new people and taking time to rest outdoors was really really nice. I may not always come across as an extrovert, but I love to talk and hang out. I think that’s why I love weddings so much. I am constantly meeting new people and hearing new stories! The locals were SO sweet and loved sharing ski stories.
I think photographers will get a kick out of this picture. It’s always a struggle when you ask someone else to take your photo on your camera hahaha! It gave me a good laugh.
Now for the iPhone photos… Like I said, I didn’t take out my camera on the first day when it was snowing! On the right, you’ll see a part of what I hiked. I felt a lot safer when I saw so many others doing the same thing!
I took this photo while looking up after traversing down that part of the mountain!
Sometimes it was too much of a hassle to take out my camera on the lift so I used my phone too on the sunny days!
Thankfully… iPhone’s are easy to use so I got a non-blurry picture of me hahaha!
Well, these pictures don’t give any justice to Park City, but I hope that you have enjoyed them. After Alaska last year I have been itching to travel more and this was the perfect trip to settle that itch. Already looking into planning my next trip out here!
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