Throughout my travels, I am trying to be as honest as possible with you. In some cases, like this one, it means sharing something that doesn’t paint me in the best light. When we booked Park City, I thought there would be two weeks of cold and two weeks of snow. Little did I know that we would be there during an entire month of snow. For the record, I hate snow.
On one of our first days in Park City, I had to drop off my laptop to FedEx in order for it to be repaired. I was checking the weather and my app said the snow had stopped. I didn’t realize that 10 minutes down the road would have different weather. Accidentally, I drove into a major snowstorm just to drop off my laptop. I should have known it was a bad omen.
Park City: Is it the best place to learn to ski?
Due to my snow hatred, I had never been skiing before our trip to Park City. The early snowstorms, while annoying and unexpected, allowing for the ski resorts to open earlier than normal. It also meant that I was able to learn to ski without as many tourists.
I took a ski lesson at Brighton Ski Resort and would recommend it to anyone who is first learning to ski in Park City. With that being said, Park City is a weird spot to learn to ski. Since it is a ski town, even its beginner slopes are more challenging than other locations. There were children under the age of five that were already experts. In my ski class, there were a few adults who were not able to successfully stop, so I did not get to go down an actual slope with an instructor.
I had an irrational fear of the ski lift and wanted to conquer it on day one. With my class being over, my boyfriend and I decided to go down the smallest slope together. Since it is a beginner’s slope, they only load the ski lift on every other chair. It gives you more time to come off without feeling pressured by people.
Little did I know that conquering the ski lift would be the easiest part. The “easy” slope was filled with trees and random metal poles. A situation that is not ideal for a super beginner. I crashed twice, had a small panic attack, but then ended the slope with a decently long run and a successful stop. While I enjoyed skiing, more lessons will be needed in the future before I try to go down a green slope again.
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