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Shoshone Falls – April 7, 2018

Twin Falls, Idaho


While driving from Snowbird, Utah to Boise, Idaho, we stopped in Twin Falls, Idaho, for some lunch. During a search for restaurant options, I stumbled upon the official website for the city of Twin Falls, Idaho. The website showed spectacular pictures of Shoshone Falls, “the Niagara of the West.” It said:

With a 212 foot drop and a width of 900 feet, it is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States. The flows over the falls are seasonal runoffs from the mighty Snake River, which carves its way through deep basalt canyons and is the largest tributary to the Columbia River.

Needless to say, a sightseeing stop was in order!  This place really is incredible.

Map showing the location of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River

These pictures (from a few different viewpoints) show the scene looking from right to left.

Looking toward the right

Looking toward the right

Rainbow in the falls

Rainbow in the falls

Looking down and to the left

Looking toward the left

Todd at Shoshone Falls – April 7, 2018

Part 5: Thursday, April 5 – Friday, April 6


Ohhh…this was a pivotal day in Todd’s skiing career! We bought ‘beginner’ tickets at Alta, to ski off the Sunnyside lift only. This was Todd’s first time skiing off-reins on real, ‘big’ ski runs (instead of just Chickadee or the rope tow). We were among the first people in line.

Waiting for the lifts to open at Alta – April 5, 2018

Family selfie on Sunnyside chair – April 5, 2018

Our first run was down to the bottom of the chair, skier’s right of the lift.

Dada dispenses the jelly beans at Alta – April 5, 2018

Big mountain, No reins! – April 5, 2018

Elisa & Todd – April 5, 2018

Elisa & Todd – April 5, 2018

Our second run took us to Alf’s lodge. Notice how Todd waves to all the people on the chairlift…(He’s such a ‘people person’!)

At the lodge, we met the mountain manager, and he gave us an Alta anniversary pin. Todd played with his PJ Masks figures while eating his snack.

Alf’s Lodge at Alta – April 5, 2018

Anniversary pin from the mountain manager – April 5, 2018

Our third run took us all the way to the bottom (and Todd was done!). Eric took a run on his own while Todd and I shopped for a souvenir toy. When Eric came in, I went out for one more run.

Todd’s new friend at the Sunnyside lodge – April 5, 2018

Alta bear – April 5, 2018

Before 1 pm, we were on our way back to the Cliff. After a recharging nap, Todd had energy once again for the pool.

Bus from Alta to Snowbird – April 5, 2018


On our last day at Snowbird, it actually rained…a first for us! It was fine, though. We hung out in the room, walked the hallways, and took the shuttle to the Snowbird Center for lunch. I’ve never had smoked eggplant on a pizza, but it really added some extra flavor! (Notice the little brown things in the picture.) Todd played with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for the last time. After nap, we went to the pool one last time.

April 6, 2018

Pizza from the Snowbird Center – April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018




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