Foodie Ski Getaway to Deer Valley

Whenever I’m nervous to try something new, this is the image that I picture and I feel my nerves return again:

Deer Valley Wasatch Mountains covered in snow

Downhill skiing. I’d barely strapped on a ski before I was in my late 20s. I’m generally uncoordinated, was the kid who got picked last in gym class, and other than running, there’s not an athletic activity I’ve truly relished. I also considered myself a “beach girl” and didn’t understand why someone would take a vacation to a cold weather location.

And then I skied at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. I LOVED IT.

For the first time, I truly enjoyed winter. I found that (with the help of a few handy ski lessons), I could make it down runs with confidence. I was stunned both by the beauty of the mountains AND by the fact that I, a categorically athletically-uncoordinated adult, could learn and enjoy a new physical activity. (more…)

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