One more for the books

Yesterday was closing day at Deer Valley.  Deer Valley is usually the first ski area in Utah to close, they like to maintain their image and it does get expensive to keep the place open.  This season may not have been as epic as past seasons, but it sure was a lot of fun.  Closing week was even spiced up by a couple decent snow storms at the beginning of the week, in fact we got almost 21 inches at some of the resorts.

Spring skiing is always fun.  It is great to break out the light weight gear and have to put on sun screen to go out on the slopes.  Spring skiing also brings out the wakyness in many people, especially on the last day of the season.  We saw lots of people in funny costumes and some that just didn’t wear much.  There was a family with crazy colored wigs and fairy wings, we saw a guy in a wetsuit with a SCUBA mask and snorkel, and we saw quite a few people dressed in drag.  It is also the time of year when people break out the old wild ski suits, so we raided the cedar closet and this is what we came up with:

Deer Valley Closing

That is my uncle in the middle and his two daughters and me in front.  Yes, they skied with the martini glasses.  They didn’t do that all day though, it isn’t easy to ski without poles.  We could outfit anyone from the cedar closet at my uncle’s place, and we do, as long as you don’t mind looking like a blast from the past.

It is kind of sad to be hanging up the skis now, but it was a good season.  I got a lot of skiing in and I suppose it is time to move on to the next set of activities.  Lots of great stuff coming up this spring and summer that I am looking forward to.  I hope that all you skiers and riders out there had a great season as well.






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