Sunday, April 10, 2011

Closing day at Deer Valley

Julie and I went over to ski Deer Valley for their last day of the season. DV always sets a fixed closing date and shuts down no matter what the conditions are like.

Before skiing, we went to Snow Park for some breakfast. We had heard they have nice choices but we had never stopped there to eat. Can't say that will be repeated. The food was ok, but nothing special. It was very expensive (which is like Deer Valley), and the service was slow and confused (which is very unlike Deer Valley).

We skied a few runs with friends but then wandered off to do some bump runs on Red Cloud, one of our favorites.

It's just hard to imagine a resort closing with 11 feet of packed snow on the ground and almost 30" of snow in the past few days. It just seems so wasteful. The scenery looks like February with the sun a little higher in the sky.

One more week of skiing on this side of the Wasatch. After that, we would have to trek around to Little Cottonwood and ski Snowbird. I have to guess they will be open well into June or July. They are currently reporting 184" of snow at mid-mountain.
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