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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 🙂
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!
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!
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.
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!
After 8 runs, I decided to call it quits for the day. I think I was more excited about Apres ski 😉
We hit up the hot tub after we got back to the house, which, with a glass of wine, was pretty freaking awesome.
On Friday night, we went to dinner at Mad River Barn, which was recommended to us by my cousin who lives in the area.
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.
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.
For dinner on Saturday night, RM’s friend made quite the feast! We had steak with a salsa verde, baby potatoes and asparagus.
For dessert, we had homemade Vermont Pie & Ben & Jerry’s ice cream… It was as good as it sounds. Trust me 😉
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”?