Third day on a mountain is always the magic day. You begin to feel at home, have some favorite runs and know how to manage the snow conditions as the day progresses. Another bluebird day with near spring conditions.
The group has been splitting off into smaller groups for skiing. Eleven is just too big a number to keep together all day. We’ve started with breakfast together each morning and met up for lunch at a different spot, allowing for folks to regroup as the day goes on. The groups are not always the same so we’ve all gotten to ski with everyone at some point of the trip. It’s given us all the option of skiing hard or cruising, going early or finishing early, and moving around the mountain at a comfortable pace for all.
Tonite we had a special treat, Spyder’s Director of Marketing, Laura came for “apre” and unveiled some of Hoigaard’s purchases for next year. She treated us to “Spyder-tinis” made with local organic Vodka, pomegrante juice in special cups. The Spyder anti-venom for altitude sleeplessness.
Dinner was at the Saddle Ridge Restaurant. It has quite the history and holds the second largest collection of western artifacts in the country. We would all highly recommend it for both the food and the ambiance.