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Cold Snow, Hot Laps


Weekend warriors: Do you ski bell to bell? Bright and early? The advantage of an alarm for this day job thing is Saturday isn't a snooze fest for me! 7 days a week I'm on track to get up and get out the door. This weekend I met up with some new friends to ski Deer Valley. Our mission was serious: major vert, major hot laps, major fun. There was, of course, some fun fresh Greatest Snow on Earth® out there waiting for us.

The Play by Play:

We started up Sterling, hit Mayflower, cruised Stein's I lost count how many times (such a great run) and only stopped for photos ops and "is it on" goPro set ups. From there it was across Birdseye to Quincy, Hawkeye Trees to Woodside, the sneaky fast access to Lady Morgan. You can't beat this plan, traversal of the resort side to side. From there is was hot laps on Magnet, in the trees on "MARGUS" (between Magnet and Argus) and then it was time to hit Empire. After Anchor Trees, lunch time on Ski Beach!

We were rolling 10+ deep and it was bright and sunny. The beach was the obvious choice. A few Chasing Tail beers, some gourmet sandwiches and turkey chili, and we split up. Some people had responsibilities and college bball to watch, the rest of us wanted more skiing.

Flagstaff Mountain was so soft and empty we did two runs each in turn on Sidewinder, Hawkeye, and Lost Boulder before heading towards cars. All in all we headed home right before 4 with some giggly happy grins and sore legs. We hit the mountain hard all day. Here's another fun, silly, partying video of the way I like to unwind after a stressful week. Enjoy!

I shared this play-by-play as open season on me and my ski day style - how did we do? What's your routine for a perfect weekend day like this? Share your tips with the huge Ski Utah community!

*Let it snow*

Powderhound Cat


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Mike Jones posted 1 year ago

This is awesome- I skied deep powder at Snowbasin on Sunday and this video almost makes me jealous I wasn't with your group!

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Powderhound Cat posted 1 year ago

The snow at DV was so perfect I didn't even care some people wouldn't classify it as a big dump. We have good conditions all the time!

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Marc posted 1 year ago

No powder, but Sunday was a crazy fun day! I can't believe I almost chose a trip to party rock in Vegas over skiing, glad I didn't : )
You're the best Katniss

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Powderhound Cat posted 1 year ago

You're the best ski buddy and film maker, thanks for an awesome time. Let's do it again this weekend!!

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Renee posted 1 year ago

Your video and music makes skiing look like so much fun! The last time I put on some skis was about 30 years ago. Do you think it's time I gave it another try?
I love the energy you brought to your post. Ski Enthusiasts rock on!

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Powderhound Cat posted 1 year ago

Thanks so much for your kind comment. We had a blast. It's never too late to get back on skis!

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Andrew posted 1 year ago

by far the best homemade shot skiing video i have ever seen on the net.. amazing video! this just made me more excited about coming out in April now! even though my video will be me crashing non stop in the woods :-x lol I just cant get used to powder..
p.s. might have to use that opening for my video got a download link? lol

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Michelle G posted 1 year ago

Hello Cat:
Somehow I stumbled onto this blog and this website! I love it, tons of information all in one place, I've been researching for an hour now. Would you say Deer Valley is the place to go in Park City? We also love dining out, if you don't mind me asking what are the top 2-3 places to eat in town. We're planning a trip out there later this month! Flights are booked and we're really excited.
Love the video, it looks as though you know how to have a good time!

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Brian posted 1 year ago

Like Sushi? Gotta checkout Shabu in PC. Sooo good.

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Brenda Hickman posted 1 year ago

LOVE IT!!! Rock on : ) this makes me want to get out and ski

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Jess Weagle posted 1 year ago

I haven't skied since high school. The video makes me want to start it up again. I feel like I am missing way too much fun !

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