The kids LOVE skiing, and are trying to convince us to do another day before the season ends. We'll see if we can make it happen. On a clear day, you can see Lake Tahoe from the runs. It's perfection. Photo below that M took while skiing. I'm not nearly good enough to manage the camera on the slopes.
I skied much harder than normal, mostly because the kids wanted to be on the part of the resort that didn't have any beginner runs. So, it was all intermediate/advanced for me. I'm a barely intermediate skier, so I'm exhausted! The boys legs never seem to get tired. :-)
Although skiing is super expensive, we did have a few frugal wins:
- We received 1/2 off our first night's stay, as the refrigerator wasn't working. We had the use of a refrigerator in another room, which was pretty inconvenient, but saved $150.
- I packed lunches for the 2nd & 3rd day. We didn't pack the first day, and regretted it with the crazy high food costs in the lodge. I had a smushed PB&J two days in a row, but way cheaper & all you really need is fuel to keep you going.
- We bought our ski passes online ahead of time, to save a bit
- We considered putting the kids in sports camp this week, vs taking the time off. Sports camp for the two of them would have been about $800. Our trip cost more than that, but we used vacation time vs needing a camp.
- I picked up snacks at Rite Aid using rewards, for no out of pocket cost.
- I brought a bottle of wine with us, which we enjoyed after we got back to the room.
- We ate lunch at Costco on our way home today, while we filled up on gas.
Any frugal wins for you? Do you ski? I love it, & wish it wasn't so expensive & wasn't such a long drive. Otherwise, we'd go much more often.