Author Archives: Deb Lovci
Winter made a dramatic entrance in Utah this week, with a one-two punch beginning on Saturday that left significant new snow on the state’s ski slopes with just over two weeks left to go before the start of the state’s ski and snowboard season.
Seasonably cold temperatures are expected throughout the extended forecast, so the new snow is likely to stick around to establish a base for the long and snowy winter ahead.
Utah’s 14 ski and snowboard resorts have scheduled the following season opening dates:
- Alta Ski Area: Nov. 20
- Beaver Mountain Resort: TBA
- Brian Head Resort: Nov. 20
- Brighton Ski Resort: Nov. 12
- Canyons Resort: Nov. 26
- Deer Valley Resort: Dec. 4
- Eagle Point: TBA
- Park City Mountain Resort: Nov. 20
- Powder Mountain: Nov. 26
- Snowbasin, A Sun Valley Resort: TBA
- Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort: Nov. 20
- Solitude Mountain Resort: Nov. 12
- Sundance Resort: Dec. 10
- Wolf Mountain: TBA
Book your lodging reservation before October 31st, 2010 and save 10% off your lodging total!! This special will not be quoted. You must let me know that you found it on the “blog”.
It is going to be an awesome season!! I can’t wait to see you!!
Triumph, Tragedy and Tedium: Stories of a Salt Lake City Paramedic/Firefighter, the Sugar House Years
Please join Barry Makarewicz & Laura Howat for their book launch and signing at:
The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East, SLC, UT
November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
Share the Yeti Love
Many of you have witnessed the ever growing popularity of Ski Utah’s famous furry mascot, the Yeti. Ski Utah is now capitalizing on his celebrity status to promote Hot Deals, The White Sale, member services and products, and most importantly, SkiUtah.com on the Ski Utah Yeti Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheSkiUtahYeti). Help us increase his reach by suggesting your social network “Like” the Yeti. Comments, sharing posts, joining the fan page and adding it to your favorites drives more traffic back to SkiUtah.com and ultimately your business. And, don’t forget to follow SkiUtahYeti on Twitter as well.
Great time of the year for roller skiing!! Pick an exercise you like and starting getting ready for ski season!! Winter in just around the corner. If you haven’t booked your winter lodging already, it is time. Rooms are booking up. Mention this blog and save 10% off your lodging total. This special is for new reservations only and must be booked by Oct. 31st, 2010.
Go to online reservations and book. Type “10% off” in the reservation notes. I will adjust the total from my end and email you back a confirmation.
Here are a few young riders I ran into out on the trail this week!! Branden and Chase are only 5 years old!! Good job boys!! Dave has been riding for a long time… he had a little wipe out. It happens!! No matter what, riding at any age is fun!!
The trails are amazing right now! Tons of color and cool temperatures. Book any available room and receive 10% off your lodging total!! You must type in 10% in the reservation notes.
Park City is turning into some beautfiul colors! This is my favorite time of year. The colors are incredible, but the best is yet to come. Come on up to Park City and stay at the Old Town Guest House!! The hiking, mountain biking and sightseeing is wonderful! Mention this blog when booking and save 10% off your lodging total. This photo was taken my one of my favorite running partners, Bob. He and I are traill running just up the street from the Inn on the Sweeny Switchbacks. Come on up and play!!
Here is a response from a reader of “Mountain Bike Action” magazine. We had a blast riding!! Thanks for the feedback Bjorn!! And thanks for choosing Old Town Guest House!!
I read your excellent article on Park City, UT in the April 2010 issue
and decided to fly out there from Washington DC. Departing Dulles at
8am and being able to start my first ride at 1pm tells you something
about how accessible the place and trails are.
While the article is very positive, the real deal turned out to exceed
all my expections. However, given the magnitude of the place and the
number of top class trails around, relying on the trail map and asking
around will not enable you to take full advantage of this singletrack
paradise – you need a guide to take you to the hidden gems. While
there are several around as you point out, you are unlilkely to find a
better one than Deb Lovci of Old Town Guesthouse
www.oldtownguesthouse.com • 435.649.2642
Don’t know what ‘Spin Cycle’ is?
Well, it’s better than Disneyland after dark and Deb can take you to
the trailhead. As I did the booking for my trip, I chose between the
OTG and the local Super 8 – that was one pick I got absolutely right!
And, contrary to the claim in the article, camping is certainly
available. Try Hidden Haven over by the Glenwild Trails, good for
bikers with an RV or tent camping. There is also The Jordenelle which
has great amenities, huge body of water and easy access to the Deer