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Family Fun Traveling Places: Where Do You Like to Play?

I’ve skied many mountains in my life time and have come to adopt Deer Valley as my snowy home away from home. I don’t get to visit as much as I’d like but the terrain, atmosphere and hospitality is outstanding.
 During our stay we also got to interview Krista Parry, the founder of SnowMamas.com – a resource website for snow bound skiing moms and their kids.

Our first night we stayed at the beautiful and rustic Hotel Park City – a Ski haven for families who like to stay in beautifully appointed cottages. Our cottage had a Jacuzzi on our private deck, full living room with fireplace, master bedroom and great closets. Right outside our window was lake surrounded by puffy white snow. The ducks seemed to not mind swimming in the freezing water!

On our 2nd night we stayed at the new Montage Deer Valley. Wow. Just amazing! To see more of the Montage Deer Valley Resort, watch this show: “What Legacy Do You Want to Leave?

As much as I’d like to say the skiing was my highlight of the trip, I have to be honest. The highlight (as I disclose my weakness) of the trip was what I coined, “the orgasmic donut” from The High West Distillery in Park City. As I walked into this garage looking establishment I immediately could smell whiskey in the air. I ordered their signature apple cider drink and wondered what the meal would taste like. One word, ‘phenomenal.’ I was surprised at how delicious all the food was. But yes, the crowning moment was dessert. On a small white plate was two Krispy Kreme donuts (Ithink they were double fried, seriously) innocently sitting there with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top with some carmel or cinnamon glaze dripping down the sides. After my first bite, I do believe I successfully replicated that hilarious scene from  “When Harry Met Sally.” We were all cracking up. Who would of thought?

On the third night I had to pleasure of dinning out at “Seafood Buffet” with my sister. I must have eaten buckets of crab legs, mounds of chilled shrimp and buttery delicious scallops. I had no idea just how much seafood one could get in the mountains of Utah. But there it was calling my name. This was exactly what my body needed after a hard day of skiing and jumping moguls (tee hee). And of course all accompanied by a smooth glass of Fox Glove chardonnay.

It was my delight and pleasure to bring my little sister with me to shoot my shows because last year she was recovering from breast cancer.  Our segment is called, “Mommy Hot Spots:  Where Do You Like to Play?”

We’ve been skiing together ever since we were teens and this trip was so special because she was healthy enough toget on mountain and take an amazing ski lesson with me.  Elyse was a our ski instructor from Deer Valley Resort. We learned a lot, despite the fact that Elyse told me to ski around the moguls not to jump them. I was trying to show off for my sissy, but ended up humbled and a much more smooth
skier! Thanks Elyse!

 

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Snowmamas Hit Park City!

My co-hosts and I love to travel the globe to different mom hot-spots and we keep finding ourselves drawn to Park City, UT.  The entire village, the accommodations, and the ski school are so geared towards families, that you can’t help but return for the perfect family vacation. I’m always looking for another Snowmama to ski with, and it’s been hard to find moms who ski. But to my delight, Tania from Pure Natural Diva was a former ski instructor, so I knew she’d be perfect to come along on this family show. We stayed at the lovely Silver Star Condos. The location was so perfect – a lift right at the resort’s front office. Of course the amazing hospitality from Krista Parry who heads up the Snowmamas program is always a big draw for us. My trip wouldn’t be complete without using all my Sony cameras, so I took it upon myself to force Tania and Krista to remove their helmets for a glamour beauty shot at the top of the mountain. The Sony Cyber-Shot WX9 took amazing photos and the camera we feature in this segment is the Sony Handycam PJ10 which projects the video onto the wall. I didn’t have to twist their arms to eat dinner at my favorite Park City restaurant, the High West Distillery. Who would’ve thought whiskey and apple cider would taste so good? And did I share my grilled Krispy Kreme a la mode dessert? No, I didn’t. I made them get their own.

Skiing is one of my passions. As you can see, there are many MommyToMommy episodes on the snow-capped mountains. We will be back for sure as my children are geared up to be hot dog skiers or snowboarders. This mama truly is a snow bunny and I’m proud to be a Snowmama, thanks to Park City and all they had to offer!

Follow Tania: @PureNaturalDiva
Follow Krista: @KristaParry

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