Viewing by month: December 2008
Opening Day on Snow King! The mountain snowmaking crew connected the dots and got a very skiable strip of snow open just in time for opening day. It skied FAST but fun and Paul (our Spa Manager) and I skied lap after lap on Cougar – we’re figuring 35 seconds downhill without stopping and then a 5-7 minute lift ride up… maybe 15 runs? Fun.
Great way to break in the ski-legs and since I am lucky enough to be able to walk to the lifts from home, nothing could be better. The Figure Skating club was putting on it’s afternoon show of “The Grinch on ice” which added an element of chaos to the parking lot (cars EVERYWHERE) but once they settled in the mountain itself was ours.
Can’t wait to get out on Snow King again – it’s gonna be another ripping ski season!
I enjoyed the most wonderful rack of lamb EVER on Saturday night!
My friend Peggy & I headed off to a late dinner reservation at the Blue Lion restaurant on a whim and had a great time. Ned Brown (Blue Lion owner) was graciously offering a 30% discount off your entire bill as a celebration of his 30th year in business – and the restaurant was ROCKING! It was such fun to dine in a room full of locals all enjoying the delicious food, wonderful wines, gracious service and high spirits brought about by this celebration of early winter. I’d been in earlier in the week for a birthday celebration and had a similar experience – the lamb was just the best EVER!
Thanks Ned for a wonderful time – keep doing what you do ever-so-well and I expect to enjoy 40% off in 2018 for your 40th anniversary!
December 13th marked the opening day of Snow King Resort for the 2008 / 2009 ski season.Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed a great day of riding on packed powder conditions. Jackson’s first powder cycle of year has begun and with close to two feet of fresh snow in the past three days we should be 100% open soon! The riding is great and the lines are non-existent! See you at the King.