Blue Mountain Ski Getaway

Hello everyone! I'll keep this post short and sweet. My new job starts tomorrow (eek!) and I'm trying to use the remainder of my stay-at-home life wisely to study for my Canadian Securities Course. I can't quite find my optimal study groove, so I thought I'd share with you the details of my mid-week ski getaway instead. Trust me, it's more exciting than calculating bond yields. A couple of months ago our friends Mike and Lisa invited us on a ski trip. We really wanted to go and luckily it all worked out that we could join them. Roger has skied with his family since he was a toddler and I was excited for him to teach me how. I dabbled in snowboarding when I was young but I was never any good. Skiing to me is a much more grown up and sophisticated past-time. And I've always wanted to be a ski bunny. photo 1 After a crazy drive through road closures and snow squalls, we arrived at our destination on Wednesday night. The condo we were supposed to stay at had a carbon monoxide scare (how terrifying is that?) so we were routed to another hotel until the morning. We were all super sleepy, so bedtime came quickly. photo 3 Thursday was our ski day. We received a complimentary meal in the morning and relocated our things to the real condo (pictured below). On the way to the hill, Lisa and I rented snow blades--baby steps as we were both newbies to the art of french fries and pizza. photo 2 We weren't that bad!! It was absolutely freezing outside (-12 degrees Celsius) and it felt even colder going up the chairlift, hence why I do not have many pictures from the trip. We had to jumpstart Mike's car at the end of the day because it was so cold. Both mine and Lisa's iPhone batteries died because it was so cold. My eyelashes froze together because it was so cold. We left the boys at the hill and headed back to the condo early to have warm showers and wine to reward ourselves. The next day, the boys conquered the mountain on their own. Their reward for spending a cold day on the slopes? Smirnoff Ice Coolers in the snow! Girls 1, boys 0. There was so much snow! photo 5 photo 1 We had a nice dinner at a brewhouse and topped off the evening with some more wine and champagne. Overall it was a very lovely getaway and we were so happy to join in on the fun! photo 1 photo 2 photo 4 Now back to reality...

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