Ski Dates!!

There are a few recreational activities that went by the wayside once I had kids. The most obvious here is golf. It was possibly the easiest to shed, given my (ahem) gift for the sport (read: I am really good at driving the cart, flagging down the concessions cart for a Snickers and a beer, and at finding the 19th (watering) hole.

You can imagine why I could not justify getting a sitter for 18—or even 9—holes. But given my sheer love for the sport, I could always find it in my budget (and my rationale stash) to get childcare for a day of skiing with my hubby.

The picture here is my “happy place” talisman. I snapped it just as I was getting off the Silver Strike lift on a day we managed to get out together. I was in a mood that was nothing less than ebullient, and just looking at this photo (which I do every time my husband calls, as it’s the photo attached to his contact in my phone) gives me a jolt of joy.

Yep, these dates have been fewer and farther between in recent years. Our work schedules and the juggling act that involved two kids four years apart (read: totally different schedules) rendered these dates an exception rather than the norm, but this year, that’s going to change. Both kids will be in the Sunday Ski Experience specialty program at DV’s ski school. Big Guy for his fifth consecutive season, and Little Guy for his first time ever. And we will get ourselves up on the hill, together. I can’t wait.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a ski date with your spouse? (Keep it PG, this is a family blog.) We’re fans of dining at Empire Canyon Lodge, scoring the homemade chips alongside a shared panini and soup.

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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

23 hours ago

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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 !

7 hours ago   ·  1
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Rachel Anderson Cristina Andrews King Josh King Tina will dominate the powder!

7 hours ago   ·  1

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I wish I was skiing today at Deer Valley ⛷

7 hours ago
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What the heck!!

19 hours ago   ·  1
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Tyler, when are you going to Deer Valley, in March after Paris?

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

17 hours ago
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Fresh powder now

17 hours ago
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WOW - great powder!!

23 hours ago
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This place is amazing ...I will be back

1 hour ago
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Amazing snow

2 hours ago
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Hermoso sensillamente hermoso Saludos a todos bendiciones

7 hours ago
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Abigail we should be there!

24 hours ago

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I love it

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

23 hours ago
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Oh this looks like fun!

3 hours ago
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That's totally awesome

7 hours ago
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Can’t wait.

20 hours ago
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WOW --- Serious POW . . .

20 hours ago
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Shoulda been here.

20 hours ago
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For short people?

21 hours ago
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Beautiful

4 hours ago
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Heaven

5 hours ago
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Kresta is that you😜

5 hours ago
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Cool 😂

23 hours ago
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