Would you ski with your baby on your chest? This dad did.
Just before my daughter was born, I received a gift in the mail from a ski buddy containing a pink Flylow onesie that read, “Two inches of powder is knee deep to me.” It was the best gift I got. With the impending responsibilities of fatherhood hitting me hard, this small swatch of soft cotton was a psychological parachute telling me that my life as I knew it wasn’t (completely) going to crash and disintegrate.
Gather the guys for a day of bumps, chutes, and endless powder interrupted only by snowmobiling, craft beers, and amazing eats.
9 a.m.: Fuel up and get on the hill early—you’re heading to Empire peak, where a few laps on the groomed blues and double blues off Empire Express will get your ski legs under you.
11 a.m.: Stop for an early lunch at Empire Canyon Grill, where a Niman Ranch beef burger with all the fixins is in order. Might as well throw in a slice of the gooey chocolate caramel cake—you’ve got a couple hours of hard skiing ahead.
Summit Meadows Adventures serves up an exciting experience off the slopes.
At Deer Valley, there are ways to feel the wind in your face aside from skiing. Snowmobiling is an awesome adrenaline rush, and a great way to spend a few hours off the slopes during your winter vacation.