Thursday, December 13, 2007

MAMMOTH!

What a super vacation! Lisa and I hit the road on Thursday night - it was a little rainy down south and lightly snowing once we got up into higher altitude... Lisa drove very safe and slow and we didn't need to put the chains on the truck - we pulled into the hotel parking lot and praised the Lord with all our might - we have both spun around or slid off the road enough times to be terrified to drive on ice.
The room was pretty nice (nothing fancy) - two beds and a coffee machine (I love Savage Garden) - and right outside were 2 lifts and the gondola! It was just starting to snow heavily when we went to bed...

We woke up in the morning to TWO FEET of freshy powder! Oh it was amazing - and cold - about 20 degrees.


Visibility was pretty poor the whole first day but we still got a ton of skiing in (and lots of hot chocolate breaks)
The second day we woke up to another five inches of snow fall overnight but this time bird blue skies and groomed packed powdery snow - we skied ALL DAY LONG - Lisa even got me up on the Cornice Bowl - a black diamond slope at the tippy top of the mountain... scary but super fun!

We went to town for a nice dinner that night and had some yummy fish and chips at a pub down in the village...

The next morning we packed up and hit the slopes for one last day - it was a little cloudy but we still had a blast - we decided to go off roading for a few hours so we veered off the slopes and just kicked up the powder between the trees - it was fun...

The drive home was amazing - awesome views! We got back at a decent hour - in time to get up and go back to work on Monday - boo...

Definitely chalk it up to an awesome trip! Lisa and I got along and had a blast... I love my little sister - hmmm well sometimes...

2 comments:

3Leonards said...

Awwww!! That last picture is almost cute! It would have definitely been cute had you not stuck your mug all up in it!!! LOL! xoxox

Myriam said...

The snow scenes are beautiful. You're pictures are ok. ;) Looks like it was a lot of fun.