one day at DV, captured it all.
hit it with the free park city pass deal after flying in that a.m., to see what was the big deal.
lunch - primo. watched an alarming concentration of obscenely wealthy foreigners and texans in fartbags falling down on their way to lifts.
first lift ride up from base. skilifts ran through what appeared to be gated communities airlifted in from orange county.
skied down the back of the first little hill on what should've been a relaxing flat run down to a lift up to the higher mountain. my two kids in front of me, gliding in a straight predictable line ... and WHAM!!! from the back, a 200 lb. out of control groomer zoomer takes down my daughter. both skis release, she faceplants, and bozo skis down to the lift without stopping. she's not hurt, but we're both freaked.
2 minutes later we've joined up with my son who's stopped up by the lift, standing sideways at the fencepost with his tips pointing into the trail. i ski inside him and stop parallel to the fence, facing up. next thing you know another a-hole skis full speed straight over his tips, missing his body and mine by a good 8 or 12 inches. kid's on 148 cms then so skiing over the tips is by definition a near miss. again, no stop, no apology.
absolutely gaper hell.
then we go up the bigger hill, the area up toward stein's run. there'd been a 10" dump overnight, we got up there at 1:30 or so, and there was tons of fresh all over a bowl and in the woods, just piles and piles of unspoiled fluff. stayed in the trees and an ungroomed bowl or two.
absolutely fresh snow heaven.
so resoundingly yes, DV blows. i'd ski there again, for free, with both guns cocked and ready (for self defense that is).
btw the food's better at snowbasin.