Leap Year is now my favorite holiday—because it means that we get an extra ski day every four years! In honor if Leap Year, I’m introducing you to Deer Valley’s own…Leap Baby. He has skied at Deer Valley for ten years—which is astounding, considering he’s only having his third birthday this year. He has two younger siblings, Natalie and Ethan, both of whom have had more birthdays than Jack. While you struggle with the mental math, get to know my favorite Leap Boy!
Name: Jack Rubenstein, parents: Robert and Katia Rubenstein
Hometown: Hollywood, FL; He and his family are part-time Parkites, and they’re planning to celebrate Jack’s Bar Mitzvah next year (birthday confusion notwithstanding) at Temple Har Shalom in Park City.
Age: 3 or 12, depending on how you count.
Years skiing: 10
Happy Third Birthday Jack! What’s the best part of being a Leap Baby?
Thanks! The best part, probably, is not getting very old so soon, and I get to celebrate my birthday all week for three other years because I don’t have an official birthdate.
What are your three favorite runs to ski at Deer Valley?
Chute 1/ Daly Bowl
What is your favorite restaurant for lunch at Deer Valley? And what is your favorite thing to eat there?
Royal Street Cafe- Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich with Hot Fudge
Stein Eriksen’s Buffet- everything
What is your favorite dinner restaurant at Deer Valley?
Seafood Buffet- I love the prime rib and shrimp and king crab. (Don’t forget the homemade whip cream at dessert!)
How many cocoa breaks do you like to take during a ski day?
Are you kidding? I’m here to ski not drink cocoa!!!!!
Which runs do you ski better than your dad
All of them. (Mostly, moguls.)
What is your favorite part of skiing with your dad?
Waiting for him at the bottom!
What is your favorite part of skiing with your whole family?
Do you like bumps or groomers?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I have no clue, I am only three years old.
What are you looking forward to about having your Bar Mitzvah in Park City?
The party, skiing, and getting presents
What is your favorite memory about skiing at Deer Valley?
Going down Chute 10 for the first time.