Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah

A Day at Solitude Mountain Resort

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“Find Your Solitude”  is the tagline for Solitude Mountain Resort and could not be more fitting for this peaceful resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.  It’s easy to find solitude early in the morning, late in the day and really with every hour between. Don’t let the peacefulness be confused with easy.  There is plenty of challenging terrain to be …

So much ice and this is only the entrance!

Midway Ice Castles in Utah

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We have been wanting to visit the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah since we first got a glimpse of this magical place! That was over two years ago during our first winter in Utah. We missed it that year simply because we didn’t know the timing of the event. Last year we missed it because the winter season started off …

Testing out the DJI Osmo Pocket

Testing out the DJI Osmo Pocket

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As soon as Keith heard about the DJI Osmo Pocket he couldn’t stop telling me about it. The hype surrounding this video camera seemed too good to be true. A powerful camera WITH an integrated GIMBAL that FITS IN the palm of your HAND and can be carried in your pocket?? WHAT?? This is something that I didn’t even know …

What I wear skiing

What I Wear Skiing

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I learned to ski as a teenager in Indiana and remember piling on as many warm clothes as I could possibly put on my body. No wonder I couldn’t ski, I could barely move! As I learned to ski I also learned to choose the right layers for skiing. I mainly figured it out by trial and error years ago …

Skiing the Cottonwood Canyons near Salt Lake City, Utah

Skiing the Cottonwood Canyons near Salt Lake City, Utah

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Snow sports and Salt Lake City go hand in hand.  Skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling; just to mention a few options. There are numerous resort options within an hour drive of SLC. This post will focus on the four ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons. It won’t take long for you to start hearing about Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) and …

Christmas Day 2018 at Brighton Ski Resort in Utah

Our New Christmas Tradition

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During our first winter season in Utah, we heard that skiing on Christmas Day is typically pretty great! Often times it is snowing or has just snowed that week so the conditions on the mountain are good. We were told that the mornings are pretty bare since most people are celebrating with family and only a few more skiers arrive …

Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Evermore

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Evermore is a new theme park designed to be an immersive experience. It’s located just off I15 in Pleasant Grove, UT. That is about 35 miles from Salt Lake City and less than a mile from our house! The park is actually a village that spans 11 acres and brings you into a magical world. You enter the European style …

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Salt Lake City During the Christmas Season

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Salt Lake City, Utah should be on your short list to visit during the Christmas season.  The Salt Lake City area offers so much to be desired around the holidays, everything you think of when you think Christmas!  Beautiful churches and temples, holiday events, light displays, opportunities to give and so much more! I wrote about this a little in …