The Sun Shines on the EBS Lounge

In the early days of winter it is easy to cope with the darkness and bitter temperatures through the wonders of powder skiing. After not skiing for so many months early bedtimes are no problem, the rest welcome and satisfying. We dine and sing our way through the holidays, all the while dreaming of February face shots and seamless groomers. Mid-winter finds us celebrating the milestones of our favorite future ski champions. Your child’s first true carve, and their exuberant laughter as they veer off trail for every powder patch they see mark the days of January. By the time of late February storm cycles our legs are strong, our spirits sated, and imaginations nearly refilled for another season.

Then the most magical experience in all of life begins; the tulip and Lily of the Valley bulbs stir just beneath the surface of the soil, the sun warms the breeze as trout begin to rise and swirl more often, and the familiar scents of spring flow through long shuttered windows.

Skiing in the sunshine of spring is not a continuation of the previous three months, not the same thread that wove our lives together in mittens and heavy coats. It is a new skin worn under sleeveless vests and sunglasses, embellished with cold beverages and decks filled with people randomly looking at the mountain, at the sun, and smiling.

Spring at Deer Valley is the time to stand atop the Champion bump course across from your lifelong buddy, like two teenagers in ’69 Camaros revving your engines at the same stoplight. Both of you looking all the way down the street to the deck of the EBS Lounge, knowing that somewhere down there a pretty girl is briefly looking up the hill, knowing you have only this one shot at glory.

And when the light turns green you both drop, accelerating through the same bumps that Brad Wilson burned down on his way to his first career World Cup podium in February. Your rhythm is just right, your pole plants just right, and in the back of your mind you already hear the sound of après applause from the EBS deck – just before leaning back ever so slightly.

036_Deer Valley ResortSpring at Deer Valley, on the deck of the EBS, is a time and a place to give cheers to your best friends, to rub your knees and look back up the mountain at the bump line you almost had. To smile in the sunshine and wistfully hope for a few more face shots before summer, before next year when those high fives from fellow skiers on the deck will be yours.

~ I think I was supposed to be writing a bit more specifically about the menu and atmosphere of the EBS, but an hour basking on its deck last week caused my overactive imagination to free float through the crowd, and imagine what their day and winter must have been like. With live music on the weekends and an outstanding drink menu, including a simple yet delectable martini created by founder Edgar B. Stern, be assured you can satisfy your après spirit in comfort and style this spring. Cheers! _MG_8553

Leave your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook Feed

Today's #DeerValleyMoment | Photo Credit: Emily Summers ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #DeerValleyMoment  | Photo Credit: Emily Summers

Today's #DeerValleyMoment ... See MoreSee Less

Luz Resendiz, Stacy Hale and 1649 others like this

View previous comments

Atanacio MartinezAmazingly beautiful love the snow

1 day ago   ·  1
Avatar

Andy SimmonsLooks great to me.

1 day ago   ·  1
Avatar

Alexis PavlovOlivia Flores can you believe this?! We were just there in 60 degree weather!

1 day ago   ·  2

1 Reply

Avatar

Mitch MannHoward Greenberg looking at the size of these flakes...best be bringing a shell to stay dry.

1 day ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

Ali Elner RomeroAlready hot where I live, so can't wait to be in #DeerValley next week!

16 hours ago
Avatar

Cory HaagensonNeed to go to Keystone Colorado for one ski trip together Hayden Haagenson ..

6 hours ago
Avatar

Lindsay Mehrtens-BedwellTaylor Griffin, Matt Bedwell and Dean Griffin, can you believe this??!! It was so hot and sunny last week!

9 hours ago
Avatar

Teri HoenstineSilver Strike Lodge

8 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Glenn RiversHi Madonna Marron , miss you and all my park city friends

8 hours ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

Dave AndrzejewskiHold the snow! We are coming on Saturday

12 hours ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

Kathleen Cooney CammarataBe there Monday! Can't wait🎿

1 hour ago
Avatar

Eric PikePlenty of snow

24 hours ago
Avatar

Nic ReneeI really do wish I was there!!!

15 hours ago
Avatar

Corinne Nunez O'HaraSee y'all very soon! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

24 hours ago
Avatar

Roberta StoutAmazing ❄️.

24 hours ago
Avatar

Gloria DuncanBeautiful! Wish I was there!

13 hours ago
Avatar

Nancy SchiltzBeen there many times love it! Have fun!

14 hours ago
Avatar

Adi DeOltNot today! It's too warm for skiing now

9 hours ago
Avatar

David HoldenLooks like fun!

4 hours ago
Avatar

Matthew VerrandoWish I was there.

4 hours ago
Avatar

Rosemary SpiveyLove it!

3 hours ago
Avatar

Rex MartinMan I miss skiing so bad

22 hours ago
Avatar

Lisa GoreWas a great day!

1 day ago
Avatar

Michael LanganYes please..

14 hours ago
Avatar

John WhiteAnother day at Deer Valley, lovi'n it!

17 hours ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Deer Valley Resort shared Visit Park City's event.

Thin Air Concert: Magic! with Special Guests MarchFourth
... See MoreSee Less

Thin Air Concert: Magic! with Special Guests MarchFourth

April 7, 2017, 6:00pm

Main Street, Downtown Park City, UT

2017 Thin Air Park City closes out with a concert on Historic Main Street featuring the reggae fusion sounds of MAGIC! with special guests MarchFourth. Presented by Park City Mountain and Deer Valley ...

Thin Air Concert: Magic! with Special Guests MarchFourth

Twitter Feed @Deer_Valley