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Pattern Shift Signals White Future

As snowriders from across the country gathered at Utah resorts to enjoy the holiday break this past weekend, Mother Nature covered the state in a great white blanket of deep snow…over 3 feet of snow in 24 hours.

Local meteorologists feel this recent storm cycle represents a pattern shift in the jet stream which will encourage storm cycles to strengthen over Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range. That’s right, even more snow is in on the way!

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Over 80,000 lined the slopes!!

Over 80,000 people lined the superpipes, moguls course, skiercross course and slopestyle kickers over the last two weeks at the FIS World Freestyle Championships held at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, the Winter Dew Tour at Snowbasin and the US Snowboarding Grand Prix at Canyons. In fact, officials from the Winter Dew Tour “at Snowbasin estimated an attendance of 44,000 people, which represents the biggest winter sports event held in Utah since the 2002 Olympics. Stay tuned for more events.

What’s next you ask, how about a good old fashion storm delivering 14-24 (snow report) inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® in the next two days. This new snow will deliver amazing snowriding conditions for President’s Day weekend.

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Fun things to do in February!

Feb. 10-13:

Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort. Don’t miss out on the final stop of the Winter Dew Tour, promising everything from a free Ice Cube concert in Ogden to big air in the Superpipe.

Feb. 9-12:

Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Canyons Resort. Rock out to a live Fuel concert.

Feb. 12:

Big Mountain Battle & The Hunt at Park City Mountain Resort. The Big Mountain Battle challenges you and a friend to explore the mountain you thought you knew. Register today

Feb. 15:

Fireside Chat– The Alta Ski Patrol and their Dogs at REI on 3300 South, SLC


FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships this Weekend in Park City

This week, Feb. 2-5, 2011, the world will again be watching Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort as they host the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. The world’s top competitors in aerial, moguls, dual moguls and ski cross will battle it out at Deer Valley Resort, while Park City Mountain Resort sets the stage for skier half-pipe and ski slopestyle competitions. Best of all, the event provides an endless amount of free spectating opportunities for the general public.

Powder Hound Matt Baydala gives us the skinny on the event schedule and local talent sure to impress the crowds.

This is such a great event!!  Come on out!!  You will love it!


Ski Utah Interconnect Tour Video

Deb Lovci, innkeeper at OldTown Guest House, narrates this short video about the Ski Utah Interconnect Tour. The Ski Utah Interconnect Tour takes skiers through either 6 resorts or 4 resorts in a single day. Riding the lifts and skiing the backcountry between the resorts. Participants can expect an exciting day in traversing Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range as they ski Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Park City. Here is an overview of frequently asked questions and information about the tour. Go to http://www.skiutah.com/interconnect to book your tour today.


Utah has 300 inches and counting!!

Utah’s ski and snowboard resorts have already surpassed the 300-inch mark this season resulting in phenomenal mountain conditions across the state. Historically, February and March are Utah’s snowiest months indicating that this season just might get even better. Looking for a reason to split from reality and hit the slopes? Utah has 300 and counting.


Ski Utah: The Greatest Snow on Earth – 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

Ski Utah: The Greatest Snow on Earth – 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.

2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.

Deer Valley Resort will host our second FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.  Competitors from around the world will challenge each other and themselves on Deer Valley’s 2002 Olympic runs.

The event begins with the Mogul competition on Deer Valley’s Champion ski run Wednesday afternoon, February 2, beginning at 1:45 p.m. 

On Wednesday night, February 2, at 7 p.m. there will also be an Opening Ceremonies celebration on Main Street including live entertainment near the Town Lift Plaza, followed by fireworks.

The Ski Cross competition will take place Friday afternoon on Deer Valley’s Solid Muldoon ski run, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Followed by the Aerial competition under the lights on Deer Valley’s WhiteOwl ski run beginning at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday, the Halfipipe competition will take place at 10 a.m. at Park City Mountain Resort. 

The event will end with the Dual Moguls competition at 7:30 p.m. on Deer Valley’s Champion ski run.

All events are free to the public.

For those guests looking for an enhanced spectator experience at Deer Valley, Freestyle Feast event tickets are available for either dinner on Friday or Saturday for $100 or lunch on Wednesday or Friday for $75 in the VIP Tent and include a commemorative gift.

Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, November 22 by calling 435-645-6510, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The competitions will air on NBC Saturday, February 5 at 4:30 p.m. EST and Sunday, Feb 6 at 2:30 p.m. 

For more information please call 435-649-1000 or 800-424-DEER (3337) or visit the FIS Freestyle World ski Championships website.


Why To Love The New Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe.

1. Because that wonderful space and deck on Deer Valley Drive where the Stew Pot was for years is just too cool a place to not have filled with something wonderful: a breakfast and lunch café as well as a gourmet grocery with liquor and specialty snacks. And loads of easy parking in a spacious lot.

2. Because when you’re on your way home from skiing Deer Valley and you have no idea what you’re making for dinner, you can stop in and grab Deer Valley restaurant favorites ready to take from the cooler. Think a gourmet pizza (smoked salmon, grilled leek and asparagus, anyone?), the butternut squash shiitake mushroom and Anasazi bean enchiladas, Royal Street Café meatballs or housemade brats. Don’t forget DV’s homemade fig mustard to go with it.

3. Because while you’re there picking up a few items, you can also pick up a bottle of wine (there’s a selection of 20) and High West liquors. You’ve now saved yet another stop on the way home and avoided the liquor store crowds.

4. Deer Valley’s famous “Haute Chocolate Mix” all made up and packaged with marshmallows included. (They also use the homemade mix in chai, if you like).

5. The large selection of pasta sauces to go (try the wild mushroom, roasted prosciutto and sundried tomato alfredo).

6. The Deer Valley Jumbo Cookie dough already in balls ready to simply be put on a cooking sheet and baked.

7. The kids will love the all-natural macaroni and cheese and Moms will love that the color comes from annatto seeds, not artificial stuff.

8. Because Deer Valley’s bakers make homemade breads every day, and if you’ve never embraced a big, beautiful loaf of Struan (a Scottish harvest multi-grain bread with cornmeal and polenta, wheat bran, rolled oats and sunflower seeds), you haven’t lived. Toasted, it’s better than, well, you know.

9. The curried chicken salad, Southwestern beef and corn soup, garlic herb wraps, the brioche with fruit on top, the locally made jams and honeys, the artisanal cheeses and dried meats, the chocolate selection.

10. The day-old bags of bakery items like croissants and brioche for $5.

11. The 2-day old pastry items that are turned into the most fabulous bread pudding you’ve ever tasted.

12. Because the freezer has Deer Valley’s famous housemade ice cream sandwiches, along with the chocolate dipping sauce to go with them.

13. Because this summer, they’re going to put hookless fly rods out on the deck and while you’re sitting out there enjoying your coffee you can practice your casting in the Deer Valley ponds.

14. Because the manager Janine has such a pretty smile and such a great attitude.

15. Because Deer Valley Grocery~Café is yet another example of the #1 ski resort in North America doing things right. Enjoy!

Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for takeout or dining in. 1375 Deer Valley Drive. 435.615.2400. deervalley.com.


Another Awesome Interconnect Adventure Tour

If you are an awesome skier and a fit, this is the adventure for you!!  Book online at SkiUtah.com.  It is a wonderful experience!!  Plus, your Innkeeper Deb, I one of the guides!!