Utah

Annual Pond Skimming
Besides restaurants and shopping, Park City is home to downhill skiing and the annual Pond Skimming competition to celebrate the end of ski season. Take the ski lift to the top of the mountain to experience the celebration and comedy of the day.

Each year, competitors ski down a short slope into a 30-foot pond with water temperatures around 36 degrees Fahrenheit! Brrrrr!!! They are judged on costume, air time, distance, and overall style. This hilarious day is a must-see in Park City.

Disc Golf

Rock Canyon Disc Golf

The Campbell Family in Rock Canyon Park

We played a few disc golf courses in Utah, including Rock Canyon Park in Provo, Utah. This course was a little difficult to find, but it was a blast once we got there! We got to enjoy a 3-mile hike while stopping to throw our discs and play with the pups. We had great views of Provo and the surrounding mountains as well!

We also played City Park in Salt Lake City. This course was CROWDED and had a weird layout – two of the holes crossed each other, so you had to watch out for other players standing directly in front of you! Not my favorite spot.

Skiing
When is ski country, do as the skiiers do. Except we fell down again and again and again! Even though the snow was getting a little slushy, we had to try our feet at the most famous winter sport. And it wasn’t half bad! We first tried cross country skiing at Wasatch Mountain State Park in Heber Valley, and that was great! It was hard work and good exercise. Then we went to Park City Mountain the next weekend before the ski season closed…it’s a good thing we didn’t buy a lift pass! We strapped on skiis (Russell tried a snowboard) and ended up staying on the green slopes. Next time, we should take lessons so we kind of know what we are doing. But it still amazes me how people fly down those double black diamond slopes! That’s bravery!