Snow Bird 3

As I previously mentioned, we took Tuesday off from skiing. However, due to Marci’s injury we decided to cancel the snowmobiling. Instead, we pretty much just sat around all day. Sometimes it’s good to get some actual relaxation during your vacation. 🙂

Today, the weather wasn’t as nice as the previous ski days, so I decided to let the girls hang out in the morning while I went on a few runs by myself. It was cold, very windy, and quite icy (it got a bit too warm on Tuesday). I explored the mountain to try to find some runs that the girls would enjoy. They joined me after about 90 minutes and we skied for a couple of hours. McKenzie in particular was very cold and wanted to stop. At first, I had planned to drop her off with Marci while Brittney and I continued skiing, but then I decided we should take a lunch brake. The sun had started to peak out of the clouds and so the girls both decided that wanted to ski some more after lunch.

Meanwhile, Marci treated herself to some time in the spa. Among other things, this meant that she would not have been available for me to drop of McKenzie anyway. By the time we were done with lunch it had started to snow. Marci was back by then and we decided that I would go ski alone some more and the girls would wait until night skiing (not available every night, but Wednesdays is one of the nights). I did several fairly vigorous runs — lots of moguls, some of which were icy making them that much more work.

When I got back to the room I was fairly tired and we found out that “night” skiing started at 5:30 (while the sun was still up due in part to the early start of Daylight Saving Time). I wanted to rest a bit more so Marci took the girls down at 5:30 and then I met them at about 6:30 for some dinner before joining them for some actual night skiing until 8:30. The only active lift for night skiing was the one right by our hotel which I would say only ran about 200-300 yards. Pretty small ski area, but it made it easier to let the kids go off on their own.

All-in-all, it was a busy ski day for me with a lot of enjoyable runs. The cold didn’t bother me too much — the wind was much worse but still worth the trouble. We are hopeful of getting some snow tonight but I think tomorrow will be another cold day. We shall see.



  1. #1 by Grammy on March 13, 2008 - 8:54 am

    Sounds like you are having a great time; looking forward to seeing pictures. Glad Marci’s injury isn’t too serious. Tell the girls hi from us. See you all when you return. Love, Grammy


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