Friday, February 11, 2011

Ski-cation

by Meghann on February 11, 2011

Skiing with family is great, but skiing with friends is flippin’ awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This may go down in history as one of my favorite days ever. Seriously. ๐Ÿ˜‰

First, putting ski clothes on is probably one of my least favorite parts of skiing.

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Putting on skin tight clothing is no bueno .However, being warm all day is very bueno. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The mountain was just a quick drive from Ashley’s Aunt’s house. Derek and I rode over with Leslie and her fiance, Charles, and ended up having a blast spending the day with them.

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Stratton is a beautiful 8 lift ski resort that was just big enough to give us a little room, but not large enough to prevent us from repeating several trails through out the day.

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Out large group split apart from each other, but it was great getting to know Leslie and Charles. They may be my new favorite couple. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I brought a peppermint Luna Bar for the day and ended up snacking on it through the morning. Great mountain fuel. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I’ve been spoiled the past 10 years. My family usually skies out west and the lackluster northeastern conditions usually prevents us from any yearning to see the northeast. I had been warned that northeast conditions are much different than out west, but I didn’t want to believe it until I experienced it my self.

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Ok, they were all right.

First of all, it was cold. Very cold. Brrr…. Vermont’s mountains get about 10-15 degrees cooler than Colorado, and not only that, the snow is different. This morning we were luck and had the opportunity to enjoy nice groomed trails in ideal condition. This afternoon we didn’t have the sane luck. It was a few degrees colder and icy. Very icy

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It was almost too cold for me. I ended up chickening out and headed back into the lodge about an hour earlier than our designated lunch time. We ended up drinking some hot water and putting our stuff together for the remainder of the afternoon.

Eventually everyone came in and were able to toast a successful morning of running with a Vermont classic beer (Long Trail)

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We all met at the mountain restaurant for lunch. The menu was limited, but I decided I was craving a burger anyways.

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Burgers, Beers, and Skiing? What more can a girl ask for? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Round 2 in the afternoon was a little more bearable than round one. Maybe it was the beer? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Our group skied out the remainder of the afternoon and headed back home after closing hour.

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Post-ski cookies we enjoyed by all in the car.

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The end of the ski day was just the beginning of the fun for everyone else. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stay tuned!

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February 11, 2011

Gooooooooodddd Mooorrrnnningggg Vermont!! Much, Much different than Florida, but I’ll take it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We arrived late last night, but not too late for wine. Obviously. Here’s to skiing, friends, Vermont, and good times!! ๐Ÿ™‚ The women drank wine, while the men made fire. Now it feels like vacation. We stayed up way past my bedtime more ยป

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