It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Sunday before opening day was the second best day of the ski season. Because the BEST day of the ski season was this past Saturday—Opening Day at Deer Valley.

So, to celebrate, we headed off to the Deer Valley Grocery~Café for breakfast. Seth, our newly-minted reader, asked us what our table card meant, after he read the word. “What’s Daisy?”

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I answered the way any self-respecting Deer Valley skier would: “It’s a ski run!”

Then, I added, for good measure: “It’s also the name of Grandma Joyce’s dog.”

Jeff jumped in with some basic, if slightly overlooked, information for Seth to add to his vocabulary quiver: “It’s also a flower.”

“Right,” I said, quickly, remembering my command of the English language. “I guess you know you’re a skier when your words are defined by ski runs, rather than their original meaning.”

Thus educated, we headed to Snow Park Lodge, where we found tons of man-made snow waiting to be groomed into skiable corduroy. We paused, briefly, to admire the piles of white stuff, then continued on our mission—up the stairs at the ticket office to pick up our Season Passes for Deer Valley’s 2013-2014 season.

I keep all of our old passes, as a tangible “growth chart,” where I can see my boys get bigger (and, of course, track the evolution of my hair style, or whatever).

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This year will be the one we recall, years from now, as the day we took season pass photos while Seth was nursing a black eye, acquired in a crazy loft-bed accident on Thanksgiving Day.  (He’s fine—and we have taught him to say, “You should see the other guy,” every time someone comments on it.)

We were all, of course, in excited moods, as we got our pass photos taken.

And then, when I thought it couldn’t get any better, this text came in:

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Yes, I am that nerd, who registers for text updates on the weather. Just seeing it was enough to make me jump for joy. See you on the slopes!

 

Fall Colors & Season Passes!

Now that fall is officially in the air it is time to start thinking about skiing.  I can not believe that snow has already hit the ground and we are just a few months from opening.  If are getting as excited about the season as I am I wanted to remind everyone that the early season deals end at the end of October!

Season Pass Options

Full Season Pass: A Full Season Pass permits unlimited skiing without restrictions even during holiday periods. The pass is non-transferable. Pass options include: Adult, Senior (65+), Teen (13-17), Child (4-12) and Tot (1-3). Pre-season discounts apply if purchased by October 31, 2010. A Tot Season pass is complimentary with the purchase of a Adult-1 Season Pass.

Midweek Season Pass: Permits unlimited weekday skiing excluding the holiday period of December 26, 2010 through January 1, 2011. The pass is non-transferable. Pre-season discounts apply if purchased by October 31, 2010.

Hospitality Pass: Provides all the convenience of a Full Season Pass with the additional bene fit of being transferable between family members, friends or business associates.

Locals Coupon Books: Anyone with a current Utah driver’s license is eligible to participate in this program. You must present current proof of Utah residency (Utah ID) each season.  Without a Utah driver’s license, a photo ID accompanied by a current Utah property tax form, Utah utility bill or Utah business paycheck stub in your name will be accepted. For those new to the program, books must be purchased by November 30, 2010. If you are already in the Locals Program, you may make your initial purchase of 2010/2011 Locals Coupon Books any time prior to, or during the season. Please note: During the December holiday period (12/26/10-1/1/11), Locals Coupon Books are only valid at face value with an upgrade to the holiday ticket rate of $94 for adults and teens and $60 for children. During the Presidents’ Weekend Holiday (2/19-21/11), this discount does not apply. An upgrade to the daily ticket rate of $90 for adults and teens and $56 for children will be required.

Great Lunches for Less: A discount Lunch Card is available exclusively to current Deer Valley Locals Coupon Book and Season Pass holders. Use it any time during the ski season at the Snow Park Restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and receive a 20% discount. Please note: The Lunch Card is valid only at the Snow Park Restaurant during the winter ski season. 

Think Snow!