Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: PARK CITY, UTAH
Travelin' Tuesday in Park City
Hi there folks! We are still hanging and skiing up a storm here at the Park City Resort.
The day was basically nothing short of Glorious. It was just beautiful and the views went on forever and ever...
Both Dominic and I were eager to get on out there and test out the freshly laid snow.
However...the first run that we took might have been a bit too early or a bit to close to the base - as it was quite icy and unpleasant!
But then I found out something kinda funny - that the locals refuse to call an icy slope "ICE" they are so spoiled with usually having the "greatest snow on earth" and instead they call it "FIRM". Well okaaay then.
Well at 10am we opted to take a historical mountain tour, which was quite enjoyable, we met some of other tourists who came in from around the world and of course the guide took us all over the mountain, up lifts and down slopes checking out views-a-plenty, passing some of the very cool original mining equipment and giving us stories about the history along the way.
DID YOU KNOW: Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort it was famous as a silver mining town.
Check out some of the runs names:
King Con - not being named after King Kong, but after Silver King Coalation Mines Co. Find out about some of the interesting History about this mining company HERE
Another thing we learned about was the Mid Mountain Lodge which is a historical icon and the lodge serviced over 1,000 miners a day.
The Mid-Mountain Lodge served as the mine’s offices and boardinghouse until 1953, and then as lodging for the US Ski Team from 1973 to 1975. It was scheduled to be demolished, but instead the 140-ton structure was moved 3,000 linear feet up the mountain in 1986 by seven bulldozers to its present location. The building was carefully renovated and now is a great place for lunch and also can be booked for special occasions!
Dominic in front of the Mid Mountain Lodge
Then continuing to ski for the rest of the day, we had a lovely day!
Today will only be a half day on the slopes and then we'll head down to Salt Lake City to meet up with a friend.
I'll meet ya back here for more scoop tomorrow.
Ciao 4 now, -T
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Here's to all the Great Women!!
Hey!! Can I tell you just how much I need a vacay?
Wow - with today being International Women's Day, I am reminded just how HARD it is to be a single mom!
Kudos to all of those moms out there juggling every day.
Celebrations and events are happening all over the world celebrating women and the theme for 2016, "Pledge For Parity."
According to the website,International Women's Day 2016, "Everyone - men and women - can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly - whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias."
Events are happening all over the globe and world business leaders have committed and made their Pledge for Parity.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, had this to say...
"It's sad to see that in this day and age, gender parity is still far from a reality in many parts of the world.
" I've always felt strongly that the best places to work are those that foster an inclusive culture - one where differences are celebrated and our people can be themselves and feel at home.
""That's why, on International Women's Day, I support the Pledge for Parity. It's an important reminder that all of us in business can and must do so much more to promote equality, respect and fairness."
In traveling news, it's a few weeks of local excursions for me and then off to South Florida. I'll keep you posted!
Im lovin' Tanya's pictures from out in Park City!! Just look at that gorgeous white snow!!