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Letters from Melissa: Steeps and Stashes

Your three-day expert instruction was exactly what I expected and more. As I entered my 50s last fall, I made a commitment to live life testing my abilities and accepting new challenges. Deer Valley’s three-day program for advanced and expert skiers, with you as our formidable instructor, definitely tested our group’s abilities, extending us beyond our comfort zones. Although I have been skiing for over 40 years and used to race and teach, last season was the first winter I have been able to work on my confidence in the trees, in moguls and on steep terrain. It was so fun to look down on the far western black diamonds and now green slopes where we had skied with you.

On the very first day, our group met at the base of Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge at 8:30 a.m. for introductions, and then we were off for a couple of warm-up runs and our two groups were divided. I soon learned I would be joining your group with another woman from Pasadena and a father-son from Park City. The small group size was just about right, though I know you could handle more skiers. Right from the start you let us know that safety was your number one priority and you would be challenging us as you raised the bar little by little.

Granddaughter’s Ski Lesson Day 2 – Six-Year-Old Skier and Her Good Luck Charm

Athletes have pre-game rituals to give them an edge on game day. Some eat the same pre-game meal, follow an exact series of steps when getting ready or wear the same article of clothing. If they believe this helps, maybe it actually does translate into better performance. But for kids, there is no question about it –

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🌺🌸🌼🌹🌷Friday, August 1️⃣8️⃣, 2017 at @DeerValleyResort.
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Martha BurlesonId love to be there! Dang! Just visited Utah,,,i love the state,,its Beautiful in Park city,,,and Heber too,,,but the State is just Beautiful,,,,

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Ann StebenIt is paradise!!!

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Jennifer Bhatia LedbetterSo grumpy to be home to the heat...till next year Silver Lake followed by a blueberry mojito!

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Syl Culley SumpterSat at this exact spot a few weeks ago❤️💜💚

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Jess Nielsen captured this #DeerValleyMoment during the SCOTT Sports Twilight Ride Series at Deer Valley Resort. There are only two SCOTT SPORT Twilight Rides left this season. Join us for $20 lift tickets on Wednesday, August 23 and 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.
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Jess Nielsen captured this #DeerValleyMoment during the SCOTT Sports Twilight Ride Series at Deer Valley Resort. There are only two  SCOTT SPORT Twilight Rides left this season. Join us for $20 lift tickets on Wednesday, August 23 and 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.

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