We were really luckily to leave on Thursday night for our ski trip because we just missed the storm that hit the NYC area this weekend. And of course, being up in a ski town, the snow was probably the best news for the area.
We started going to Stowe three years ago and fell in love with the charming town and the awesome skiing. The mountain has amazing runs for people of all levels of skiing and will always hold a special place in our hearts because it’s where C learned how to ski. From an amazing teacher. Ah-em.
This weekend was no different… we had an absolutely amazing time and got lots of great hours in on the slopes. Friday was an unbelievable ski day because while there was tons of powder, it hadn’t been groomed yet so there were some big drifts to go through and while fun, we were so exhausted by the end of the day!
Saturday was PERFECT. While it was a little windy in the morning, the runs were groomed and by the end of the day we were enjoying blue skies. C felt comfortable enough to venture to some intermediate trails and WOW, we had some incredible views and it was at one point, felt like we owned the side of the mountain because we were all by our lonesomes.
We also spent some time venturing out in Stowe…
Each year we stay at the Green Mountain Inn which is the oldest hotel in Stowe and filled with history. Such a cool place! This year we were booked in a room with a fireplace.
One of our favorite things to do is to finish up the day skiing, change and head down to the hotel’s restaurant for some corn chowder. So amazing.
We also ventured to the Trapp Family Brewery (you know the von Trapp family in Sound of Music? Yep, them.) to try out some amazing craft brews and got to meet a few members of the Trapp family (according to the bartender).
We finished it off with some ginormous dutch pancakes this morning…
All in all, it was an amazing weekend and I can’t wait to do it all again in 2014. (And hopefully see a moose!)
How did you survive this weekend’s storm? What’s the craziest animal you’ve seen in the wild?