Showing posts from March, 2011

Provo Canyon Utah

The other day, we took a trip over to Orem to order Sal some new glasses and the way we usually take to get there is through a canyon named Provo Canyon. It’s a beautiful drive!! This is the view looking towards the mouth of the canyon from Heber City. As you travel closer to the canyon itself, you get to Deer Creek Reservoir. We were surprised that it was still frozen. And then, even more surprised when we saw people out on the ice fishing!

The ice didn’t look thick enough to us, but obviously they must know how to tell when it is or isn’t. Construction of the dam that creates the reservoir was started in May 1938 and completed in 1941. Here’s another pic of the reservoir with the beautiful mountains behind. As you travel further south, you get into Provo Canyon itself. It is one of my favorite places in this area! The canyon is large and surrounded by huge limestone cliffs on both sides. Some of the first people to inhabit the canyon were the Ute Indians, which the state…

Skiing Deer Valley

I can’t remember whether I’ve mentioned it before or not, but Deer Valley has been voted the #1 Ski Resort in North America for the last four years in a row!  They treat their guests better than you can imagine and they are known for having some of the very best groomers in the US for their ski runs!  It is a great place to ski!!  And there are numerous stars and famous people who have houses adjacent or very close to the resort.  There is one particular run that is very popular for skiers to take so that they can see all of the wooden carvings of animals that people have on their houses and decks.  Check these out!!  I constantly get asked while working at the lift for directions on how to get to where all these carvings are.  It’s all pretty cool to see!!  These pics only show a small portion of all the carvings that are there.  In fact, some are as large as life-sized.  Ooops!  Sal snuck into this one!!!!!  It is a really cool place to ski for other reasons too.  They have three di…

Gorgeous Deer Valley

Isn’t this a beautiful photo?? I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t. It was taken by another Deer Valley employee for their facebook page. This is a sunrise photo at one of the lifts I used to work at. A little while ago, they asked me to work a couple of days over at a different lift than I normally am assigned to. I jumped at the chance! This other lift is smack in the middle of some of my favorite ski runs, so why not?! So, while skiing out to start my day, this is the beautiful view that I had. Isn’t it amazing??? Did you notice the steam rising up from the water? Great way to start the day!!!! Here are a few other views from the top of the lift. I took these a bit later in the day. Still incredible though! You feel almost as if you are on top of the world up there!!

Here’s a photo that shows what some of the houses in this area look like. They are all HUGE!! This shot is looking down one of our favorite runs which is called Steins Way. It’s named after…