Bari Nan Cohen

 

Bari Nan Cohen has spent 20 years writing about celebrities, healthy lifestyle, and parenting—and at least five years writing about skiing. She was working as an editor at Self Magazine, in March 2001, when she and her husband took their first—and last—vacation to ski in Park City. They quickly found a home, and settled in by August of the same year. She will neither confirm, nor deny, that Deer Valley’s famous Chocolate Chip cookies figured into the decision to relocate, permanently, from New York City. Not long after the move, she volunteered at Utah Olympic Park for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

A native of Rutland, VT, Bari Nan received her education at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and Brandeis University in Waltham, MA—from which she holds a B.A. in English and American Literature. On a given week, you can find her snagging six runs on a “lunch break,” seeking powder thrills with a friend, or carving turns alongside her husband, Jeffrey, as they chase their sons, Lance, 12, and Seth, 8, down steeper terrain than she ever tackled at their ages.

Her favorite “extracurricular” activities at Deer Valley include dining at the Seafood Buffet, enjoying lunch at Royal Street Cafe—complete with a signature cocktail, and, occasionally, filling in for the Rabbi to lead services at “Ski Shul,” Temple Har Shalom’s Friday afternoon Shabbat Services, in Sunset Cabin at the resort.

A freelance writer, Bari Nan’s celebrity interviews, healthy lifestyle stories, personal essays and parenting advice have appeared in publications including More, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Shape, Glamour, Self, Parenting, American Baby, Weight Watchers and Babble.com, as well as the anthology, Women Reinvented from LaChance Press. She blogs at barinan.com, and you can follow her on Instagram at @barinancohen.
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3 Responses

  1. I agree using the author that we need to share the knowledge we all gain!

  2. Sunny Moritz says:

    Thank you Bari Nan Cohen for posting the blog about your Mountain Host, Brian Kahn. Being a Mountain Host at Deer Valley would the ultimate dream job for me too. The following is my reply.

    Thank you, Brian for sharing. What a dream job you have. I have skied with Stein Eriksen and was a guest at his lodge and I will never forget that experience. I know exactly how you feel about your job.

    I had a similar job for five years as Publisher of Ski West Magazine. When I skied over 130 days a year, everyday was exciting, no, every run was exciting. Living on the ski hill at North Star I often got ‘First Tracks’. I miss those early mornings, the mountain is so quiet and magical. I would hide in the woods on final sweep then carefully enjoy my last run on the mountain, at sunset, all my myself. I want to recreate that magic, can you help me?

    I know what you mean about wearing layers, I was a Sharp Shooter at Mammoth and stood on the Mountain taking pictures. I think four layers was my max.

    For the past nine years I have been on Oahu, working on a sail boat as a naturalist. Last summer I worked in Juneau, Alaska as a naturalist. They want me to return after Easter. I learn facts quickly and love sharing.
    My ‘Dream’ winter job would be as a Mountain Host at Deer Valley. Once I’m hired, my training won’t go to waste because I will return ever winter to do what I love as much as sailing and that is skiing!

    Since I didn’t see a job as a Mountain Host I applied at the Montage as a Concierge. I have gone to the Chambers’s site to learn about facts on Utah and Park City. Do you have any recommended reading material.

    In Juneau I learned from the two museums in town and went on the same tour I was to give. That’s the best way for me to learn. I think I would be perfect as a Concierge (just applied yesterday, 1/21), but would prefer being a Mountain Host for Deer Valley. I am ready to start within days. I am staying at my father-in-laws in Washington State until I find the perfect winter job.

    Working for the best Ski Resort, Deer Valley would be the PERFECT winter job. Thanks for sharing, your blog reminded me that ‘Dream Jobs’ do exist! Skiing and sharing facts with guest fulfill that Dream.

    I’m not sure my your Blog will connect to my Facebook page. If not you can look up Sunny Moritz on Facebook, I’m skiing in the trees. I honestly believe am the perfect fit for Deer Valley as a Mountain Host. What do you think?1sunnyrobyn@gmail.com

    Thank you, Brian for sharing. What a dream job you have. I have skied with Stein Eriksen and was a guest at his lodge and I will never forget that experience. I know exactly how you feel about your job.

    I had a similar job for five years as Publisher of Ski West Magazine. When I skied over 130 days a year, everyday was exciting, no, every run was exciting. Living on the ski hill at North Star I often got ‘First Tracks’. I miss those early mornings, the mountain is so quiet and magical. I would hide in the woods on final sweep then carefully enjoy my last run on the mountain, at sunset, all my myself. I want to recreate that magic, can you help me?

    I know what you mean about wearing layers, I was a Sharp Shooter at Mammoth and stood on the Mountain taking pictures. I think four layers was my max.

    For the past nine years I have been on Oahu, working on a sail boat as a naturalist. Last summer I worked in Juneau, Alaska as a naturalist. They want me to return after Easter. I learn facts quickly and love sharing.
    My ‘Dream’ winter job would be as a Mountain Host at Deer Valley. Once I’m hired, my training won’t go to waste because I will return ever winter to do what I love as much as sailing and that is skiing!

    Since I didn’t see a job as a Mountain Host I applied at the Montage as a Concierge. I have gone to the Chambers’s site to learn about facts on Utah and Park City. Do you have any recommended reading material.

    In Juneau I learned from the two museums in town and went on the same tour I was to give. That’s the best way for me to learn. I think I would be perfect as a Concierge (just applied yesterday, 1/21), but would prefer being a Mountain Host for Deer Valley. I am ready to start within days. I am staying at my father-in-laws in Washington State until I find the perfect winter job.

    Working for the best Ski Resort, Deer Valley would be the PERFECT winter job. Thanks for sharing, your blog reminded me that ‘Dream Jobs’ do exist! Skiing and sharing facts with guest fulfill that Dream.

    I’m not sure my your Blog will connect to my Facebook page. If not you can look up Sunny Moritz on Facebook, I’m skiing in the trees. I honestly believe am the perfect fit for Deer Valley as a Mountain Host. What do you think?1sunnyrobyn@gmail.com

  3. traci says:

    Hi Sunny,
    Currently the Mountain Host staff is full. I will pass your comments to our Mountain Host director. Keep an eye on the website this summer when we post winter job openings.
    Emily Summers
    Communications Manager, Deer Valley Resort

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