Adventure Alley for the Whole Family

Colleen
Posted by Colleen on March 7, 2011

detonator (detonator)Do your kids like finding routes through the trees?

What kid doesn’t! Would you like a safe way for the whole family to go through the trees?

Park City Mountain Resorts has created five wonderful family ski areas called “Adventure Alleys” that give you the opportunity to ski through the trees safely. 

Adventure Alley trails are wide enough for turns, and the trees are trimmed so that Mom and Dad won’t hit their heads on branches. The trails are rugged enough, however, for everyone to venture into the wild and maybe even catch a little air.

Each Adventure Alley is marked by a “Snowbug” at the entrance and the exit of the trail.  These are no small signs.  Snowbugs are huge (around 15 feet tall) sculptures created by Salt Lake City artist Fred Conlon.

Our family had fun spotting Snowbugs all over the mountain, and it became a favorite game to spot them from the lifts.  We also came across Snowbugs at Legacy Sports in the Legacy Lodge at the base of Park City Mountain Resort where there is a window display of the bugs riding their own ski lift and you can buy your own (they start at $35.)

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My husband Doug skiing Detonator.

Our children toured Adventure Alleys as part of their ski lessons.  Again, they enjoyed spotting the Snowbugs and feeling like they were “off the map”.  Each child received a Snowbug dog tag at the end of the ski school day.  These dog tags are great souvenirs.  My children now have their Snowbugs hanging from their trophy shelves at home.

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Hugh with his Snowbug dog tag.

To find your favorite Adventure Alley, look for the “A” symbol on the Park City Mountain Resort trail map.  There are five trails located around the mountain for all levels of skiers.

 
 
 

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