We got to visit Park City last week and it was so much fun. We flew out on Wednesday morning and stayed through Saturday.
We flew into Salt Lake City and took a Lyft for the 45 min drive to Park City. The mountains and beautiful scenery made the drive fly by.
We got there and checked into our AirBnB, which was just a short walk from the mountain. I am lucky that John is so good at planning trips! You can take a look at where we stayed here. The pictures do it justice – it was so cute & a great location.
John and I got there a little before the other couple we were staying with, so we went to the mountain to get my gear rented for my lesson the next day. I scheduled a lesson for Thursday and Friday afternoon. Park City Mountain has an amazing deal for women learning to snowboard where you get a 3 hour lesson with a max of 4 people, gear and a lift ticket for a great price. If you are interested – it is called Women’s Ultimate 4 Snowboard Lesson.
When our friends got there, we took the free bus to the downtown area to get an early dinner & found the banksy painting on our way.
As the sun was starting to go down, it was really beautiful and really cold.
My coach said to eat as many cheeseburgers as I wanted – altitude means all the iron I could eat lol.
Thursday morning, my friend Tara came and picked me up for a run. We ran at Round Valley trail and it was STUNNING. I was definitely sucking wind a bit, and the snow was pretty slippy – even with my trail shoes. I think wearing YakTrax or having studs would have helped a lot.
We did 8 miles and didn’t even get lost! Thanks to Tara and her Strava map lol.
After, Tara and I got to visit the Jaybird Sport offices! I’ve gotten to work with these guys a lot and it was SO COOL to be in their office in Park City. The office is a beautiful building, and they have pop-a-shot, foozball, ping pong and a lot of dogs. Basically, I want to work there.
Then I rushed back to the mountain for a quick shower and my first snowboarding lesson of the weekend! My history with snowboarding – I took a lesson with my parents when I was about 15, and then another lesson this past Christmas in Alaska. Luckily, the outfit my parents bought me when we went at age 15 still fits – so I figure I’ll just keep using those pants until they fall apart lol! I did have to buy new gloves and wear a warmer jacket.
I definitely fell a lot, but I also learned to link my turns and get a lot more comfortable!
High West Distillery was a high point of the trip food wise – I am not a big dark liquor person, but they had some good cocktails and great food. The guys LOVED that they could ski right up to the distillery. I was not quite good enough to be able to do that haha. I just met them there after my lesson.
John took me up on a green run called Crescent before we went home. I still fell a lot, but got way better the second time we did it, and John was really helpful.
Park City was so much fun and I cannot wait to go back!!!