A Trip to the Snow
Park City & Deer Valley, Utah
***Our accommodations in Deer Valley, Utah were provided by Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes.
If you follow me on my Instagram, you might have seen that I recently took a trip to the snow in Park City, Utah. My boyfriend has been trying to get me on a snow trip for years;however, after having an accident, which resulted in a neck injury, last time I attempted snowboarding in New Zealand, I swore I would never try any type of winter sport again. Snowboarding for me was hard. Even without the neck injury, which ended with a trip to the hospital and me in a neck brace for a few days, I didn’t enjoy the endless falling over and catching the edge of my snowboard in the snow. I also just couldn’t pick up the whole facing sideways, going down a mountain thing. It just wasn’t for me.
But after years of being begged by my boyfriend to give it another go (he’s an avid snowboarder), I decided this trip was the time to suck it up, get over my fear and try again. I was SO hesitant to do so, and I also didn’t know if I should give snowboarding a go,which I at least had some experience in, or just start afresh with skiing. In the end I chose skiing, due to the fact that you face forward going down the mountain. I’m so happy I did, because I actually picked it up pretty quickly and really enjoyed it. After 3 days on the snow, I even managed to do a blue run! My advice for anyone thinking of picking up skiing is to book a lesson. I did 2 full-day lessons and I’m so glad I did, as it really helped me not only in learning how to ski correctly but also with my confidence. And with skiing, confidence is everything!
For our stay, we ended up in Deer Valley in a gorgeous chalet-style condo in Arrowleaf through the amazing Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes, a premier luxury vacation rental company. Our condo was ski-in, ski-out, which was perfect. The days we skied at Deer Valley, we just walked outside and we were on our way! Our condo was perfect for us, equipped with a gourmet kitchen with a fully stocked fridge, a gas fire place (so perfect to have a red wine in front of after a long day at the snow!), as well as an outdoor hot tub!
We also skied at Park City and Canyon Mountains, which was only a 10-minute drive from our place. I’m also so happy we chose Park City as my first ski trip destination, as I couldn’t have asked for a better mountain to learn on, as well as a town to apres in! The chair lifts literally go right out of the town, so once you’re done on the snow, you can ski down to the bottom, walk 10 meters, and you’re in the bar. Sounds perfect to me!
The amazing thing about UtopianLuxury Vacation Homes is that they organized pretty much everything for us, including our dinner reservations (we had an AMAZING dinner at The Mustang), ski rentals (from Ski Butlers), groceries, and even an in-home couples massage from Now and Zen Massage in front of the fire after a day at the snow. I can’t even begin to tell you how relaxing this was and was the perfect thing for us and our tired, sore muscles. Utopian’s Concierge Service is complimentary with any home booked through the company, and their team is ready to help you coordinate the activities you prefer for your stay, as well as making recommendations on restaurants, experiences and in-apartment opportunities. This is just one of the many reasons to consider booking with Utopian! The company also has properties all over the US (including top beach, mountain/ski, desert/golf and urban destinations) not just in Park City, so if you’re looking for a high-end home to rent for your next trip, definitely take a look at their listings!Planning a trip to Park City so you can ski, too? Utopian has put together a special offer for you! Once you’ve had a chance to browse their listings in Park City, you can book with the following promo code for a discount this ski season!
Stay in Park City like Charlotte- 10% OFF your stay with Utopian
Valid on select homes in Park City, UT
Valid for travel through April 15, 2019
No blackout dates; subject to availability
Minimum night stay requirements apply
Cannot be combined with any other offer