Our first experience with mountain biking can be traced back more than a quarter of century ago, when we moved from New York to Park City, Utah. Then, Deer Valley Resort was just 4 years old and there wasn’t any lift-served mountain biking available; in fact, mountain biking had barely been invented. This period of
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Mountain Biking Mama
I’ve often said I have a lot of respect for skiers who take up the sport as adults. It takes a certain amount of courage, to say the least. I have a hunch that I’ve learned exactly how much courage that is—because on a recent day in Deer Valley, I began to conquer my fear
The Modern Mountain Man (and Woman)
Since I was born, raised and have spent most of my life in the mountains, I tend to consider myself as a true “mountain man.” Of course, my own definition doesn’t necessarily fall into the accepted view most of us have of the traditional “mountain man.” It means more of a “mountain dweller” than the
Biking is for the Whole Family
Spring came early to Park City—in a town where odds run high for snow on graduation day, it can be confusing to be able to play outside like it’s Summer in April or May. But, friends, we’re muddling through, somehow. What with all the Chamber of Commerce weather, and the fact that my kids look
Where to Bike in Park City during “Shoulder Season”
Hidden Gems in Park City – Bike Edition Where can you take a detour from your trip to Home Depot and find an amazing mountain bike course that is free to the public? Park City, of course! This past weekend my husband and I were headed to the hardware store east of Park City on
Never Too Late To Go Mountain Biking!
I know how it feels; we’re now almost at the end of August and you haven’t ridden your mountain bike yet as you had promised yourself! Well, it’s never too late and in fact the next few weeks are likely to be the best in the entire summer for straddling a mountain bike and getting
The Wild Flowers are Blooming!
With summer now in full swing in the mountains, you don’t want to miss seeing the wild flowers at Deer Valley. They are amazing this year and the colors are incredible. I am always up for a hike to check them out but the mountain biking trails are looking tempting these days. I finally have
A Painful Transition
In recent years, I have skied more than my share and this season was no exception. I believe that at last count, I have been 100 days on my skis; this, by my own admission, is an awful lot and I would need to travel back to my twenties to exceed that impressive attendance on