Solitude Christmas Day

Skiing Solitude with Family on Christmas Day

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Christmas Day with Family

Keith and I have not spent Christmas Day with our families since moving to Utah. We have been home to Indiana around Christmastime twice, but there’s something about being with family on Christmas Day that is so special. This would be the best Christmas Day since moving to Salt Lake City!

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Cousins are Coming to Visit

We were super pumped when my cousin contacted us about her family visiting at Christmas. Chris and Cindy have three daughters; Cara, Chelsea and Cayla. Chelsea would actually be visiting her boyfriend in Germany during this time so it wouldn’t actually be her whole family, but hey, we aren’t picky 😉 We were so happy that Chelsea would be getting a once in a lifetime experience in Germany and spending the holiday with Henrik.

Henrik and Chelsea at Kniepsand Beach

Henrik and Chelsea at Kniepsand Beach

Leuchtturm, Amrum

Leuchtturm, Amrum

Bundestag (German Federal Parliament)

Bundestag (German Federal Parliament)

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

What a memorable trip for Chelsea and Henrik!

What a memorable trip for Chelsea and Henrik!

Ski Experience

Our extended family use to visit a friend’s cabin at Wisp Resort in Maryland for the week between Christmas and New Years.  We did this several years in a row. At that time the girls were early elementary school aged and Keith and I actually helped teach them to ski.  Chris and Cindy have been skiing for years and we even took a ski trip to Keystone, Colorado with them several years ago.

Although they all have ski experience, it had been quite awhile since they had skied a big mountain.  The girls have had high school jobs at Perfect North Slopes near our hometown in Indiana, however we learned that they haven’t skied in several years.

Wisp Resort 2007

Wisp Resort 2007

Family Vacation 2007

Family Vacation 2007

Chris, Chelsea, Lindsey

Chris, Chelsea, Lindsey

Lindsey and Cara

Lindsey and Cara

Keystone, CO 2009

Keystone, CO 2009

Keystone, Colorado

Keystone, Colorado


Cindy and Chris 2009

Cindy and Chris 2009


Christmas at Solitude

This would be our fourth Christmas day on the slopes. Keith and I could use our Ikon Base Pass to ski at Solitude Mountain and this would give them a discount on lift tickets. Blackout dates for our base passes start the day after Christmas. We felt Solitude was the perfect mountain for them. There is a variety of terrain and runs for us to take them on.  Solitude is beautiful, peaceful and always makes us happy when we are there.  Plus, we ended up being treated to some fresh snow on the mountain!

Solitude Christmas Day 2019

Solitude Christmas Day 2019

getting all checked in

getting all checked in

first life ride of the day

first life ride of the day

Cindy skiing Solitude

Cindy skiing Solitude

Cara loving the Utah snow

Cara loving the Utah snow, Chris in the background

Cayla stopping for a pic

Cayla stopping for a pic

Girls pic

Girls pic

Way To Go, Moore’s!

The Moore’s did awesome skiing! Keith and I are really impressed with their abilities and their willingness to keep pushing themselves. We had such a memorable day and SO MANY laughs! I, Lindsey, edited this video and I was laughing hysterically watching it back and hearing all the comments made. Keith had been wearing the GoPro and I was often leading the pack so it was so fun for me to watch what Keith captured on video.

love that smile!

love that smile!

getting back to himself after surgery

getting back to himself after surgery

ready to ski!

ready to ski!

experts only!

experts only!

it's a leg burner

it’s a leg burner

Family Christmas at Solitude 2019

Family Christmas at Solitude 2019

Just the Beginning

This was just the first day of their trip. We showed them around Salt Lake City, took a Christmas light walk at Luminaria, went axe throwing and spent another day skiing at Powder Mountain. Check back for more blogs/vlogs about this trip.

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