Date Night—Park City Style.

Saturday night, with my little one well into his second dose of antibiotics, and the big one eager to hang with Claire-the-cool-babysitter, Ski Dad and I headed out for a double date with our friends Miriam and Josh.

(Seth filling out his own prescription)

As I laced up my Sorels, zipped my fleece, and made sure my pockets were stuffed with packets of hand-warmers, I started to giggle—partly with anticipation for a grown-up night out, and partly in appreciation of the difference between dressing for date night in New York City—skirt, heels, cute-but-not-necessarily-warm top—and date night in Park City. I shared this with our friends when we picked them up a few minutes later, and Miriam said, “I know—I’m not even wearing makeup! I didn’t see the point.”

The mood in the crowd was festive, excited and very social. We ran into tons of friends—and even made a few new ones. Here I am with my new pal Mike Hale—locals know him as the star of commercials for the Acura and Chevy dealerships he owns in Park City and in Salt Lake City. We know him as a newfound friend. He immediately struck up a conversation with us, introduced us to his son (also Mike) and, yep, talked skiing. (Ok, we talked a little bit about business—he was quick to tell me I don’t have to drive all the way to Salt Lake to get my car serviced, since his shop can work on any type of car. And that his team will also wash and vacuum the car after they work on it. Which, any mom will tell you, is enticement enough!)

 

Most impressively, Mike told us how much he’s enjoying his first season skiing—on his new knee. This, my friends, was a lot different than date night chatter in New York City. And, to boot, I got my breath taken away—multiple times—by the excitement of the dual moguls competitions.

Here’s why: People crash. They cross in and out of each other’s lines. Their bumps skiing goes awry—massively awry. And then, poof! They regain their line, their balance, their mojo, just in time for the second jump near the bottom of the course, and POW! They land these killer, killer tricks. Perfectly. And it happens again and again. My favorite moment in competition was watching two US Women—Heather McPhee and Hanna Kearney—go head-to-head in the finals. Astounding, inspiring. And I can’t wait until next year.

 

 

Leave your Comment

Your email address will not be published.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

Facebook Feed

5 Popular Winter Dishes
5 Popular Winter Dishes at Deer Valley Resort. What would you add to the list?
... See MoreSee Less

View previous comments

Good hot soup in the winter is super fantastic.

3 hours ago
Avatar

Beef Stew at the Silver Lake Lodge

4 hours ago
Avatar

Your turkey chili is the best!

15 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

❄️❄️❄️❄️ Today at Deer Valley Resort. | Photo Credit: @ishredd ... See MoreSee Less

❄️❄️❄️❄️ Today at Deer Valley Resort. | Photo Credit: @ishredd

View previous comments

A little too much powder for me! Hope it’s mostly light dusting during ski hours next week, otherwise I’m going to be eating a lot of snow

2 days ago

1 Reply

Avatar

I was at Snowbird in 1973 the powder was so deep we had to wear something to filter the snow from going in your nose and mouth !

1 day ago   ·  1
Avatar

Kresta is that you😜

1 day ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

What the heck!!

2 days ago   ·  1
Avatar

I wish I was skiing today at Deer Valley ⛷

1 day ago
Avatar

Glad you guys are getting some much needed snow.. Keep dumping

2 days ago
Avatar

Fresh powder now

2 days ago
Avatar

Great pic Sue! I'm almost all packed 😊⛷️

3 hours ago
Avatar

WOW - great powder!!

2 days ago
Avatar

This place is amazing ...I will be back

20 hours ago
Avatar

Tyler, when are you going to Deer Valley, in March after Paris?

1 day ago
Avatar

Amazing snow

21 hours ago
Avatar

Hermoso sensillamente hermoso Saludos a todos bendiciones

1 day ago
Avatar

Abigail we should be there!

2 days ago

2 Replies

Avatar

I love it

1 day ago
Avatar

It was a great day!

6 hours ago
Avatar

Oh this looks like fun!

22 hours ago
Avatar

That's totally awesome

1 day ago
Avatar

Can’t wait.

2 days ago
Avatar

Deep, looks good. We should shoot for some place like this Bonnie Angela, be a fun time

2 days ago
Avatar

WOW --- Serious POW . . .

2 days ago
Avatar

Shoulda been here.

2 days ago
Avatar

For short people?

2 days ago
Avatar

Beautiful

23 hours ago
Avatar

Heaven

1 day ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Twitter Feed @Deer_Valley