Wednesday, January 4, 2023

A quick check in - all of the snow

It's been a wild few days on our ski trip. The resort we're skiing at received their 24 hour historical record of snow (34") & 7" in an hour! On NYE, we were there for three hours before they closed, and we had to shovel the car out, as it had snowed 9" during that time. 

We made it back to the condo we were staying at, but only after a super dicey drive. We made the decision to move to the ski in/out hotel earlier than planned, because more snow was expected, and the drive was super dangerous & long from the condo. We woke up on the morning of the 1st, and the car was absolutely buried in snow. We couldn't get into the condo parking lot (too much snow, unplowed), so we carried all of our gear out & up a hill 1/4 of a mile. I've had more fun. ;-) But, we all worked together to get the car dug out, and the gear packed up. Switching from the condo to the hotel was pricey (we forfeited the night in the condo, and paid for an extra night at the hotel), but we have no regrets, as even more snow fell. It's been so nice to be at the hotel & not worry about driving. 

It's snowing again today, and expected to snow through our departure tomorrow. I'm at the hotel catching up on a bit of work today, but will likely join the boys for a few runs this afternoon, if the weather cooperates & the lift outside of our hotel continues to stay open. Despite all of the craziness, we've had so much fun together!

The end of my favorite run (I don't take photos on the run, but the entire thing is stunning):

And, ski buddies:

We drive home tomorrow, and I'll be back to regularly posting & commenting then. Hope everyone is staying warm & safe!


  1. How pretty! I know it is not fun to drive in it but, it looks wonderful. I am looking forward to snow over here too. Even the most popular skiing area has no snow yet.

  2. Oh my gosh! I knew that area was going to see some snow but that's some SERIOUS snow. One hour? Glad you made it to the hotel safely. Is it safe for you to drive out tomorrow?

  3. You have fun. Enjoy the snow, even if it is a lot.

    God bless.

  4. I've been thinking of you as this next storm approaches, so it was good to read your update. I think we're on the outer edge of it down here, but we will wait to see how things look tomorrow afternoon before deciding whether to head out as scheduled for Palm Springs, or give up one night of our reservation and head out on Friday instead. Safety first, for sure!

    - Tamara R

  5. That is a LOT of snow! Love the photo of the end of the run.

  6. Wow, that is a LOT of snow! So glad you all are ok and enjoying yourselves!