Monday, March 16, 2009

Steamboat Long Weekend

See my photos of our trip here: PHOTOS

Adam, Elisa, Ethan, Melissa and I spent a long weekend (Fri.-Sun.) in Steamboat, CO. We rented a slope side condo just under the 4th tower of the gondola. We skied on Friday and Saturday and met up with one of Elisa and Melissa's former coworkers, Geoff and his family, for drinks on the hill and pizza later in the evening.

Unfortunately there was no new snow for the weekend, but we still had a great time and got in a ton of runs. In the morning the trails were rock hard and we stuck to the groomers, but by the time the sun baked it most of the day, the afternoons had spring skiing conditions with soft corn snow and we ventured into the trees and chutes a bit.

We had blue sky days for the entire weekend, checked out a free concert, saw a moose out on the trails, had some great meals including venison burgers, blueberry pancakes and grilled cheese, and enjoyed the hot tub just outside our condo. On Sunday morning, Adam and Elisa went house hunting and Melissa and I walked along main street and checked out the shops. A wonderful weekend relaxing, skiing, eating and drinking!

See my photos of our trip here: PHOTOS