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WHY: Don’t laugh. There’s some serious skiing at this posh Utah resort—and pretty much no one taking advantage of it. So what if your lunch tastes better than usual and you can stash your skis overnight for free? You say it like it’s a bad thing.
WHAT: Hike to the X-Files trees (on Empire Peak, beyond Daly Chutes) and be rewarded with pristine snow, perfectly spaced aspens, and blessed solitude.
WHERE: Sink into a cushy chair in the EBS Lounge at the Snow Park base lodge, sip a hot buttered rum, and commune with the godfathers of Deer Valley. Hey, when in Rome…