Easter Egg Hunt: Katja's Trip Diary Day Four

Posted by Katja on April 5, 2011

We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning.

It had been snowing most of the night, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. We had been so tired after yesterday’s skiing and the kids had been talking about possibly not going to ski school, or only skiing half day and spending the rest of the day walking around the Main Street. But when we saw the snow, it was an easy decision: ski, ski, ski. My son still wanted to go to ski school today, but both of my girls decided to ski with me instead.

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Park City Mountain Resort has a cool Easter tradition; every year they host an Easter Egg Hunt, for kids and adults alike. And while today wasn’t Easter Sunday, it was Easter on the mountain. The mountain base was definitely busier than on other mornings already by 8:30 am. The friendly PCMR staff were getting the Easter Egg Hunt ready both on the mountain base and on the groomed trails on the mountain. There was coffee and hot cocoa, and breakfast pastries for all of the local families and the visitors who showed up early for the Easter Egg Hunt.

The kids’ Easter Egg Hunt wasn’t on skis – but on the mountain base in a small fenced in area and it was great for younger kids. The best part was the photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny! The older kids and adults knew that the real deal was on the groomed trails on the mountains, and they were all off for the hunt of the Golden Egg, which included a season pass for the next season.

After the Easter Egg Hunt, the girls and I headed to the mountain to enjoy the fresh snow. It was perfect! I was afraid it would be heavy, because the temperature wasn’t very cold, but it never ends to amaze how fluffy the Utah snow is and even on a sunny week like this on a warm day like today the snow was not wet nor heavy.

We took a morning break at the Summit House, and Snowmama Linda and her daughter Abby (who live in Park City) joined us. It was so great to get all girls to ski together, including us Snowmamas. Linda and Abby took us to my daughter Gaby’s favorite trail, Powder Monkey, and we all enjoyed the fresh snow. Today was a perfect proof that skiing is a great sport for girls, and girls’ ski days rock!

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After the entire day of skiing we ate early dinner at Squatters a great place to hang out and have a few beers if you like beer – I don’t drink beer, but the atmosphere is great with the open kitchen and double sided fireplace and it’s close to Silver Star where we were staying. Plus the food is excellent, but be warned – the Buffalo wings are hot!Then it was already time to pack our bags, and be ready to go home tomorrow

Then it was already time to pack our bags, and be ready to go home tomorrow.  We were sorry we hadn’t spent much time sightseeing in Park City, and doing anything else but skiing, but frankly skiing is the reason why we love coming to Park City Mountain Resort. We live in a small town with a cute Main Street filled with shops and art galleries, but the Catskills don’t compare to Park City mountains.

We come here to ski, and boy did we ski! Thank you, thank you, thank you for another amazing trip!


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