Skiing, it’s not just about falling down

My wife and I went skiing this weekend with some friends, and had a blast. The last time we went skiing it was… less than stellar. It didn’t suck, but after a full day lesson (recent transplant, remember) the three and a half hour drive home was less than the funnest thing I’ve ever done.

This time our friends had a connection, boo-ya! Yup you read right, the Tiger Run resort! It’s nicer than you might think, for a single wide cabin in a RV park. The lodge has an indoor HEATED ppol, two hot tubs (complete with too many old people for my comfort), gym, arcade, reading room, it was like… well not like vegas or Disney Land, or even Palm Springs, but it was nice. The cabin had a neat loft for the sleeping, a well stocked (including Willow, and Lawnmower Man) video library, and a nice bathroom, big enough for a person much shorter than I. We had a great time, skiing and were able to come back to our ‘Chalet’ and relax then head to dinner. It was very nice, to not have to worry about getting back to civilization and just drive ten minutes from the slopes.

This was the longest we’ve ever been in Breck (I’m hip) so we got to take in some of the local flavor; the Budweiser Select Snow Sculpture contest, Pizza at Fatty’s, and really yummy salsa at Micasa. We’re thinking this spring or summer we’ll hit up the chalet again and do some hiking or biking.

The slopes, yeah back to those. As I said, I’ve only been skiing three times, including this last one. Those first two times were Peak 8 in Breckenridge, which was nice, they have a neat new gondola thing and all that. This time, we went to Peak 9, Beaver Run. WOW what a cool place. Way more food options, which is important, of course. The first day, I took another all day ski lesson, but day two was all me, baby! Blazing trails on those bunny slopes!

Much to my wife’s pleasure, and REI’s profit margin, I’ve decided I am a skier now. Still not a Broncos fan though, sorry.

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