When does an athlete decide to become a champion? Is there a moment in their childhood when they see themselves standing on the podium? Maybe the spark comes when someone older and wiser encourages them. When World Cup and Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin was a young girl, she received some advice from three-time Olympian Heidi
Do you want to learn to ski? Although there is a learning curve with any sport, and skiing definitely takes skill, you can learn to ski in one day if you take the right steps. Chelsea did it and you can, too. With an adventurous spirit, Chelsea West, age 28 of Norfolk Virginia, signed up
When the term “peer pressure,” is used, it’s usually negative. You think of a teenager being coerced by friends and getting in trouble! You certainly wouldn’t expect a 72-year-old to be susceptible to peer pressure, would you? It can, in fact, happen. It changed one man’s life in a very good way. He learned
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