Deer Valley

By Brian E. Clark The late, great ski writer Walter Roessing liked to boast that he often brought big dumps of snow with him when he visited resorts in the West. Walt, who penned a Dallas Morning News travel column for decades, has been gone for about two years now.

  By Brian E. Clark Each winter, more than 2.5 million skiers visit the Wasatch Mountain resorts of Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta. But only a tiny fraction of that number venture off into the backcountry to make fresh tracks in untouched snow.  For good reason,

  by Kim McHugh Photographs courtesy of the resorts Mountain Resort Spas Vanquish Stress (Part 1) For centuries spas and soothing mineral springs have been vanquishing the specters of ill health, fatigue and too many laps around the chariot track. These days slope weary skiers and snowboarders are checking into

by Kim D. McHugh “Que la vie est belle,” proclaims your host. “Bon appetit!” With that, you toast the good life before devouring a French supper worthy of a five-fork rating. So you’ve taken a ski vacation to France? No, Taos, New Mexico. You are the guest of Jean Mayer,

  A good friend of mine from San Francisco takes his family skiing to Utah’s glitzy Deer Valley in high style every Spring Break, and has for years – but he has never stayed in a hotel. “It’s just so much more comfortable with a house. We have plenty of

By Gerrie Summers As much as I loathe freezing temperatures and only enjoy the sight of snow from the interior of a very warm building, Stein Eriksen Lodge in Utah, is one of a short list of places that could inspire me to take a winter vacation in a cold