12.02.2015 - 16.02.2015
This is kind of Gigi's second home - it's visit number 10 for her - made even more homely by the Berglund family being here to share their long weekend (President's Day long weekend) with us. Mum Peggy lives here in a wonderful country house, and Gigi's great friend Margaret has travelled back from Missouri while big sister Julie with sons Zach (10) and Dylan (7) have flown out from Oregon to be here too. Also, their little brother Teddy and wife Sophie are here on their regular weekend trip from Boulder, Colorado. And with the whole family here their Dad Ted and step-mom Sandy have come up from Alabama for a ski too, so we've had a total family time on the mountain as well as evening meals and play time for the kids - just perfect!!
We've also hit the jackpot with our accommodation - the location on the edge of the slopes was known, but the bonus of a 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the hill was a complete surprise (we even checked they hadn't put us in the wrong room!!). A handy hot-tub and pool at the bottom of the apartment block, right next to the slopes makes it fun at the end of the day too!
Over the first two days the weather has been really warm and snow spring-like which is very abnormal for this time of year. So we've managed to hit the whole mountain with all the great tree skiing, the bumps etc - but the main highlight for the kids has been the junior park (jumps, half-pipe) to play on just outside the door. Tomorrow is our last day on the slopes before we head to LA, hopefully a freshen up of snow overnight to give us a bit of fun to send us away with smiles on the faces