Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Skiing!

It's official, I have caught the ski bug! In February I found a killer deal at another ski resort here in Michigan called Caberfae Peaks.

It's near the other resort I went to with my friends but this time I dragged Ryan along. We had some trouble finding it but finally got there and checked in for the night then headed out for some quick night skiing. If you can believe this, I got 2 lift tickets for $9 thanks to a Leap Day sale! Never find that in Utah! Ryan tried snowboarding again but that didn't work out so well so he switched to skis the next day. Apart from the somewhat slushy snow it was great: very few people and decent weather.

We had a great time here and I feel like I got some good practice, even hitting their black diamond runs! We hope to make it back next season!

Girls Ski Trip

So back in January my best girls from work Erin, Angela and I enjoyed a girls ski weekend at Crystal Mountain here in Michigan. It's a nice resort about 3 hours north of us. I admit I was skeptical about the skiing prospects in Michigan having skied in the mecca (Utah) but it was great! Certainly not a mountain but great hills with curves and plenty of trees.

We checked into our hotel

and enjoyed a few hours of night skiing before dinner.

The next day brought some fresh snow and lots of great skiing!

Erin and Angela have been skiing for a long time and are very good. I loved watching Erin show us her skills :)

She convinced me to follow her through the trees between runs and needless to say...I loved it! Angela did not :) We caught this great sunset on one such expedition.

We enjoyed a nice dinner that night complete with a flaming dessert courtesy of Angela

I love these girls and are so grateful for our 4 years together. I'm sad to see our paths starting to go different ways soon but hope we can get together for more fun weekends in the future!