Hunter Mountain: Day 2

by Joanne on February 1, 2010

As usual, there was no sleeping in.  We were in the hotel gym before it opened.  The desk attendant was kind enough to let us in.  I was able to stick to my schedule and get the 30 minute run in while Ted worked the weights.

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We cleaned up and headed over to the Base Lodge since thehotel restaurant was only serving a continental style breakfast.  A cheese EggBeater omelet over dry marbled rye toast hit the spot.  An apple that was frozen in some spots took care of our fruity needs.

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It was 8:45 and time to get our rentals.  That done, we had about 45 minutes to practice before lesson time.

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After only about 20 minutes of self-practice, it got tiring and we took a break (not a good sign).

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Up and out again, ready to hit the slopes…well, bunny hill.,

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Here is how the lesson day went:

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Lunch break:  A garden salad with balsamic dressing and shrimp stir – fry with “you pick” vegetables. It hit the spot.

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More solo skiing

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Ted tries the chair lift…..

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The beautiful scenery

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To finish off the day, the hot tub and pool. The pool is accessible from inside and you swim under flaps to get to the outside pool.  It is heated. Of coarse!   The hot tub is outside so you have to venture thru the doors into the crisp, cold air to get to the hot bubbling spa.  It’s worth it.  As you sit bubbling away in the soothing, warm temperature of the spa, you can watch skiers ride the chair lift up the mountain only to challenge the steep slopes and high moguls coming down again. So relaxing. So rewarding after a day on the slopes.

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We were STARVING.  Not only for food but for that wine we enjoyed so much last night:

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We welcomed the bar snacks offered to us during happy hour.

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We found a very quiet place where the only patrons were at the bar so we had the restaurant to our selves: Villa Villarosa

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Ted’s eyes are closing as I put up this post. It’s been a long day.  Fun, challenging, long. Tomorrow brings lesson 2 of the snow board challenge.  We’re up for it…. I think.

Joanne

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7 Comments

  • At 2010.02.02 06:47, kilax said:

    I love your pink ski coat! Where is it from?

    I have really wanted to do the whole hot tub outside in the winter thing. It sound so awesome!

    What a fun day. You must be exhausted!

    • At 2010.02.02 08:44, Joanne said:

      Thanks, Kilax: I bought it from Nike a couple of years ago. We aren’t really as exhausted as we are bruised. Still – up for more today.

      • At 2010.02.02 09:31, Dawn Hutchins said:

        You do look so cute in your ski outfit! It looks like you guys are having such a great time. The scenery is gorgeous!

        • At 2010.02.02 10:33, Nancy Jean said:

          Well, the weather certainly seems to be cooperating – – each day so far looks spectacularly bright & sunny!
          Good luck with Day 2. It’s sure to be again long and rewarding, hopefully minus the bruises.
          Dinner looked outrageously yummy…ENJOY!

          • At 2010.02.02 12:17, Nicole. RD said:

            Gorgeous! Everything looks straight out of a skiing magazine!

            • At 2010.02.02 21:00, Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) said:

              Looks like lots of fun 🙂 Snowboarding seems much more challenging than skiing.
              The hot tub looks like a nice way to end the day!!

              • At 2010.02.02 21:07, Joanne said:

                Dawn: Thanks!

                Nancy: The weather was perfect. Couldn’t ask for better.

                Nicole: Thanks. The views were spectacular.

                Pam: so right. The Jacuzzi was the best part of the day. At least the not as painful.

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