This post is a little delayed, but I wanted to share a little about our trip to Solitude Mountain and Resort in Utah! We went on this trip to take some photos/video for the resort, but got some epic skiing in too! This mountain is seriously a little dream oasis… it has to be one of the most underrated places to ski in the country.
We stayed at The Inn at Solitude which is a ski-in-ski-out hotel on the mountain. We could be from our bed to the chairlift within 2 minutes. Which was good for me because when we went on this trip we had JUSTTT found out we were pregnant… After a few deep powder runs I was due in for a nap. The combo of ski, altitude, work, and pregnancy meant lots of sleep of Auj;) Note to self (and anyone pregnant and planning to travel to altitude in your first trimester: make sure you bring your Aroma Life!
Note to self (and anyone pregnant and planning to travel to altitude in your first trimester: make sure you bring your Aroma Life (contact me if you want more info)!
We almost canceled the trip last minute because we didn’t know what I would feel like or if I should ski… But I’m so thankful we did! The powder was deep, skies were blue, and we had so much fun working and playing together.
I love being able to work AND play with my husband. Lots of couples give Jer and I puzzled looks when we make this statement. The response is often, “We could never work together…????” and I realize that is perhaps the majority… But I will say that despite its inevitable challenges, I love working with Jeremy. I am grateful that we get to combine our individual talents and skills, and relentlessly pursue our mission together. Whether it’s Beating50Percent, working the pumpkin patch at Roloff Farms, writing books, speaking, and someday raising a family, I’m thankful and overjoyed that we get to do it together. Oneness is incredibly hard, but indescribably worth it. I’m continuously thankful that Jeremy and I get to work and play together.
Don’t worry, I’ve been skiing since I was 3. I trust myself on skis more than I do walking down our icy slide of a driveway in Bend…
Ok, so it’s not just by coincidence that no one else is in the background of these photos… it’s because this mountain has its name for a reason – ZERO CROWDS. You feel like you have every run to yourself. Quite the change from good ole Mt. Bachelor. If you want to go on a peaceful, no-waiting-in-line kind of ski trip, this place should be the top of your list!
-Fluffy deep powder
-Restaurants with rockin’ food and beer right on the mountain and in the village
-Cross-country ski trails galore
-Rad yurts that you can snowshoe to for dinner!
This yurt dinner was soOOOooooOO delicious!!! They literally cook you a 5-course meal, and we are with all these random people from all over the world who were staying at Solitude! The people in this Yurt were some of the first to know we were pregnant (not intentionally) because I couldn’t eat the appetizer (raw fish), or the salad (had a ton of deli meats in it), and Jer ordered a whole bottle of wine but I didn’t have any….it was a dead giveaway ha!
This massive traverse is above what Solitude refers to as “The Honeybowl” and my goodness it was so sweet!!! Super steep terrain, deep unskiied poweder, and at least 15 diffferent bowls that you could drop into. I was so glad this was Jeremy’s second year on skis…
Don’t worry, this trip was my last horray. I haven’t skiied since, and won’t till after baby Roloff comes:)
In the famous words of Warren Miller
“If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do.”
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