Sometimes you get lucky with a ski trip, as we did on this year's Park City trip. A significant snowfall AFTER we get there, some blue sky days later in the week, no travel delays or cancellations, a fun barbecue dinner with the group, and no injuries or mishaps. Something for all thirty-five participants. In addition to the fine skiing, there were optional events, such as a horseback riding excursion in the snow with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, a Pure Prairie League concert at the historic Egyptian Theater, dinner at the Deer Valley seafood buffet, and Main Street shopping.
We arrived Saturday afternoon, got settled in, and had a pizza party at the condos, hosted by our tour company. Snow started falling Sunday night and continued all through Monday. Despite the reduced visibility, there was some terrific powder skiing with "free refills" -- ski one place, come back later, and the snow has filled in your tracks.
It was hard to find other club members in the huge, combined ski area of Park City and the Canyons. We had better luck on Wednesday when several people went to Deer Valley and we saw the familiar yellow leg bands on a group skiing by. On Thursday, some of the club officers took a complimentary tour of Sundance ski resort and a nearby lodge. They came back raving about how beautiful that area is. Friday night we had the traditional leftover night, hosted in our condo. We had more than enough food, thanks to getting leftovers from the barbecue party. And yes, you can get thirty people, having dinner and drinks, in a two bedroom condo.
One advantage of Park City is the proximity of all the shops and restaurants to the resort and to our condos. Park City has an excellent free bus and trolley service for those who prefer to ride rather than walk.
Although the flight home was long, it also was on time and free of incident. Our bus driver was waiting for us in Atlanta and got us back to the church and our cars with only a minor Atlanta traffic jam (it wouldn't be Atlanta without a traffic jam, would it?). Thanks to everyone who made this a great trip.
(Credit for this entire report is given to Susan DuBose, Ghost Writers, Ltd.)