Local residents and visiting skiers were abuzz with speculation that the birthday girl and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton might be spotted on the slopes or shopping in town. But a spokeswoman for Mrs. Clinton refused to divulge their plans. "That's what private time is about," said Marsha Berry.
The president had said earlier that he would not be skiing. He tried it once 14 years ago and injured a knee. Instead, he said he would relax with a book at the home of Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, who lent the Clintons his gated, multimillion-dollar digs for the weekend.
The small contingent of White House aides traveling with the First Family took advantage of the boss' seclusion and scurried to ski rental shops and chair-lift lines at the Deer Valley and Park City ski areas.
Last year, for Chelsea's 17th birthday, her parents took her and several girlfriends to New York for two hit Broadway musicals and a slumber party at the Waldorf Astoria.
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