Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chillin' in Utah


As you know, I'm really a beach girl at heart, but once or twice a year, The Professor needs a ski fix, so off we go to the chilly mountains of Utah. 

 The Professor has an annual conference at Utah each year with fellow colleagues. 
After the meetings are done, they all head out to get some skiing in either at Snowbird, Alta, Park City or Deer Valley.  There are so many mountain ski resorts surrounding Salt Lake City, 
it's hard to pick a favorite.



Probably my favorite is Park City.  I'm not a great skier but do enjoy the beauty of gliding down the mountainside at my leisure.  I especially like finishing the day with a cold beer 
to celebrate that no injuries have occurred!
Being 60, one is appreciate of such things. 
Unfortunately, this year, no skiing for me 
as my knee continues to heal from recent surgery.

But The Professor is enjoying skiing with our son who took the above photo today 
as they head down one most difficult black diamond course, 
Nina's Curve!

 And this year for me, I'll enjoy the view from our warm lodge 
and still have that cold beer at the end each day . . .  
to celebrate OTHERS who have not
incurred any injuries!

By the way, it's COLD up here!



34 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Reena..Haha...cute ; )
Looks lovely, but cold..I prefer sports that I am not standing in the upright position going down a hill!! : )
Hope you all are having a great time inside and outside!!
Hope that knee is healing well!!
Grace

Sylvia K said...

It is a beautiful place! I lived in Utah for a couple of years and your photos brought some great memories! Thanks for sharing! Almost worth having a healing knee if it keeps you in where it's warm and with a beer as well!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

all those shots make me cold. looks so freezing. have fun. when we were in Utah last august - sept 2012 ... we wondered what the place would be like with snow. totally great for pics. but not on the fingers & toes. ha. ha!! great shots. i really enjoy the night shot. ( :

Country Girl said...

Oh, my gosh. One thing I never learned to do well was ski. I got to the snowplowing part of it and it just wasn't floating my boat. So cool to see that someone I know likes it that much.
Sounds like you're having a good time. xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

i think i like your method better. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The warm lodge sounds a good deal safer to me. :)

Dodie said...

I too am a beach girl. I would go on a ski vacation, but I would be at home in front of the fire just reading. I hate being cold.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...gorgeous mountains...been about 7 years since i was in Utah...would not mind being out there on the slopes either...

bill lisleman said...

Hey a cold beer is great and not having sprained joints is even better. Did downhill a number of times long ago. Off my list - too scared of back injury.
Mountains are beautiful. Too long since I've visited Utah.

Madge Bloom said...

Cold and gorgeous!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice area, my kids are snowboarding in CO this weekend

Barbara Shallue said...

I've only been skiing once. The second time to a resort, I didn't ski but thoroughly enjoyed the lodge and 'accessories'. Have fun and heal!

Evelyn S. said...

I think the lodge would always be the best place to be! Enjoy!

Awena Robert said...
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Awena Robert said...

Hi Reena,
You have really nice pics of the mountains in Utah. In my household, it's my partner that takes photos of the Alps when he goes snowboarding, as I am not a great skier either and am scared of heights. So I don't go up ski lifts...But I like the mountain, though, so I am planning on maybe taking on nordic skiing. Have a nice mountain break despite the lack of ski activity for you.

Dianne said...

Oh! I do love that night shot Reena .... Beautiful!
Take care.

Daryl said...

once again you manage to get out of town before the bad weather hits ... BIG storm is coming .. its already snowing .. stay warm and dry and have a beer for me xo

Kerri said...

Beer in the Lodge with great scenery....sounds Ideal!

rainfield61 said...

The sudden dark in the last picture catches my eyes.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A nice contrast to the beach. I love your third photo, the tall pine trees and snow against the blue sky are so beautiful. I've not seen snow since a holiday 18 years ago, meaning our youngest 7 children have never seen snow, but would love to.

Nancy Claeys said...

That does look cold! Love the swirling snow though. Have a beer (or two) for me! :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Beautiful!! I used to ski out west one a year, but that ended a long time ago.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice snowy outlook Reena, chilly though.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful scenery, cozy warm lodge!

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful place to chill! Love the mountain and snow! And it would be very nice to stay warm and cozy in the lodge. Beautiful photos, have a great weekend!

Michaele said...

Oh it does look cold. I love Park City too - but in the summer. It is almost as much fun it sit in the lodge and watch the skiers as it is to ski. Lucky lady you.

Linda R said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I love to go skiing. We have to go to Utah as well to get our fix..

Loving your photos.

Hugs~

CherryPie said...

It looks stunningly beautiful.

Hilary said...

That's what it looks like here, today.. except for the mountain. ;) Lovely shots, one and all but oh how I love that night one the best.

Barb said...

Hi Reena, It looks like you husband is bundled up. It's been cold her in CO, too. We skied this AM but came home early to sit by the fire. (I didn't even think of a beer - was too cold!)

islandwonder said...

Beautiful! A beer there sounds wonderful

Jennifer Richardson said...

hope the lodge was as cozy
as those slopes look exciting:)
-Jennifer

Betty Manousos said...

what a beautiful place!

i love your snowy photos! everyone of these is gorgeous!!
love snow.

whitey said...

I live about an hour away from most the ski resorts depending a great deal on road conditions. So you got to experience the most snow Utah has had for a while! Hope you enjoyed your stay and thanks for stopping by my blog