A Sugarbush Getaway

Good morning- before I get to my post today, I wanted to announce the winners of my blog anniversary giveaway. The winners, which were chosen using Random.org, are as follows:

Kim Farrell- you’ve won the Slam!

Ashley Parent- you’ve won the Spark!

Congrats, ladies! I can’t wait to see what you think of the products. Please email me (burpeestobubbly@gmail.com) with your address information so I can get you the products. I likely won’t get them out until next week as I’m leaving for San Francisco on Thursday! Thanks so much to everyone else for your thoughtful comments 🙂

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Hi there! A few weekends ago, RM and I headed north with some of his friends for a ski weekend. Mind you, before this trip, I hadn’t skied since college, which was… gasp… 8 years ago? Maybe 7. But still- you get the idea. A real friggen long time. I was a little nervous about the whole weekend because I knew I was the only girl who wanted to ski, but I’m happy to say I made it through 2 days of skiing with no injuries and with ending each day smiling. I think that’s a huge plus!

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RM and I headed up on a Thursday afternoon, which was nice because we were able to get there, get unpacked and settle in with some wine and quiet time before everyone else arrived. We got a fire going in the fireplace and I can’t believe how much the fireplace at the house we rented resembled the one in my parents house. It was crazy!

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The house itself was awesome and I think RM’s friend found it on Air B & B or Home Away Rentals. There was a huge living room, pool table area, a bunch of bedrooms and an outdoor hot tub with views of the mountain.

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Thursday night we just ordered pizza and waited for his friends to arrive. We woke up Friday and it was COLD, but we bundled up and hit the slopes. I have to say, although I was nervous I’d have forgotten how to ski, it was just like riding a bike- it came back to me so quickly and after 1 quick run down a green trail, we spent the rest of the 2 days on Blue trails. It was me and 5 guys, which was kind of funny, but they were all so awesome and helpful and made me feel like I wasn’t holding them back so I was super thankful for that!

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After 8 runs, I decided to call it quits for the day. I think I was more excited about Apres ski 😉

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We hit up the hot tub after we got back to the house, which, with a glass of wine, was pretty freaking awesome.

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On Friday night, we went to dinner at Mad River Barn, which was recommended to us by my cousin who lives in the area.

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We all LOVED everything we ate and it was definitely a good recommendation. Just good, home cooked food which was welcomed after a day of skiing!

I didn’t plan on skiing on Saturday, but we ended up getting 6 inches of fresh powder so I decided to suck it up and go. I was SO happy I did because although the skiing was harder since it was all fresh snow, it was such a great day.

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We ended up going to the smaller side of Sugarbush, which was great because it was less busy and it was cheaper ($69 for a Saturday instead of $91!). The guys decided to get beers with lunch, so I decided to call it quits for the day after that (I got about 8 runs in prior to our lunch break, so I call it a successful day!) and saddled up at the bar to wait for them to finish.

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For dinner on Saturday night, RM’s friend made quite the feast! We had steak with a salsa verde, baby potatoes and asparagus.

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For dessert, we had homemade Vermont Pie & Ben & Jerry’s ice cream… It was as good as it sounds. Trust me 😉

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All in all, it was a really great getaway weekend. Being around lots of snow in the city just kind of sucks, but when you’re in an area where there’s supposed to be a lot of snow, it’s awesome. Every couple of months I really need to get out of dodge and this weekend came at the perfect time 🙂

Questions for you: Do you like to ski or snowboard? Have you ever been to Sugarbush? What’s your favorite outdoor winter activity? When’s the last time you “got out of dodge”?

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3 thoughts on “A Sugarbush Getaway

  1. Kim says:

    I do NOT like to ski – I’ve only been a few times so I’m not awesome and I don’t enjoy it because it is so cold and snowy!!!
    The place y’all stayed looks amazing – I could be in on that part:)

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