On your first ski day of the season, do you expect yourself to be as good as your last day of last season? Over the past five years, I’ve made the same mistake on my first ski day out every single ski season and I’ve ended up feeling frustrated. I’m probably not alone in this.
If you are an advanced beginner skier, you can have a similar experience to an expert at Deer Valley Resort. Imagine standing at the top of the mountain and taking in the view of the valley below. See yourself gliding down steep runs, floating through powder, navigating bumps with agility and precision. All of these
We are waiting for winter here in Park City, Utah. The aspen leaves go from green to a bright yellow. Bikers and hikers dot the landscape instead of skiers. Trails are littered with fallen leaves. The ski chairs are waiting for winter. #deervalleyresort #utahphotographer #skilift #skichair #fall A post shared by Nancy Anderson (@nancylesteranderson) on
Have you ever observed an actor studying his character? Imagine how an actor would need to immerse himself completely into a role to master a character. I once observed Sean Penn doing just that. With a weekly commute from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, I used to spend a lot of time in airports
Many locals in Park City will tell you, “I came for the winters but stayed for the summers.” There is so much to do in Park City in the summer; hiking, mountain biking, outdoor festivals, concerts, and so much more. In fact, there is almost too much to do if you live here full time.
Kids grow up so fast, so make this summer count. My childhood memories of my grandparents include fireflies, box turtles, a Harlem Globetrotters basketball event, catching flounder from Nag’s Head pier in North Carolina, and buying Estée Lauder “Youth Dew” perfumed bath oil at the counter of a fancy department store. My grandchildren will have
Time is measured differently when you are with a six-year-old child. Instead of “morning, afternoon, and evening,” a day is broken down into a string of endless adventures. When our grandchildren come to visit, I try to capture each and every one of those precious moments in my journals to remember them more vividly. As
I can’t really explain it properly. That moment when you learn to ski downhill, you just know it when you feel it. You certainly know when you don’t have it: You feel awkward and unstable You lean back when you should lean forward Your skis cross and you can’t get them straight You can
You can’t change your past but you can certainly change your future. When Jay learned to ski at age 65, he was a man with a mission to change his life. He wanted to be the grandfather with the kids out on the slopes creating memories. Learning to ski at his age isn’t for the
Something magical happens when it’s really cold outside. I had no idea of this phenomenon until I moved to Park City, Utah, and learned to ski at Deer Valley Resort. In Northern California, even in winter, the temperatures rarely get below freezing. We’d be aghast when the bird bath was frozen. Heavy coats came on