Wide West Mania!

I’ve said it before—skiing gets the grumpies out.

There is no question we headed out to the mountain in snippy moods.

In spite of the promise of my shiny new boots, I was a little grumpy myself—for no apparent reason.

We took so long to get out of the house (add that to the reasons we were grumpy), that by the time we got to the mountain, it was lunch time. Baked Potato soup did a great job setting me straight, let me tell you!

Soon, I was back in Jans getting my boots fitted to my ski bindings. Boot Dude would not let me slide into the boots without parking them on the boot heaters for 5 minutes. Then, a quick review lesson in how to put them on. Apparently peeling them open from the collar, stuffing in the foot and then stomping down, hard, is NOT the preferred method. Nope…one should pull apart the leaves of the boot at the ankle, and the foot will slip into place, no problem. Yes, a quick kick-down on the heel is permitted. I’m now ruined forever for cold boots. I’m even considering splurging on a heated boot bag. Hear me out—Boot Dude said you can toss in boots, helmet and gloves, plug it in and it will dry and warm the whole lot. You can even plug it into the AC adapter in the car. Which is perfect for my ski days without the family—I really, truly prefer to boot up at the car, for reasons I can’t even explain.

Let me just say, the boots did not disappoint. The purple color made me smile (and ski better, I’m sure of it.) And the ski day, overall, was a huge success. Sunshine and sweet smiles of accomplishment from my kids go a long way to erasing a foul mood.

We tried out every obstacle on the hill—from the race course to Candyland, to a bumps area and even the new SunKid conveyor lifts. What a hoot! Plus, as the day wound to its end, Bucky made a surprise appearance. Apparently, he’s camera shy, so I couldn’t grab a photo at the top of the flower-pinwheel racecourse he and his pals had set up. My kids were thrilled to earn a prize just for agreeing to run the whirling “gates”—bubbles!

And the day ended in smiles!

 

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Everyone here has complained about our winter. I stay quiet. I love the fluffy powder. I don’t care for freezing rain though.

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Literally on my way! Wish I lived closer (and it’s only an hour, so I shouldn’t be conplaining!😂)

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Deer Valley Resort - Keep it coming. I will be skiing there Thursday. Appreciate all of the advance snow - know you are arranging it just for us!

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Beautiful view but they can keep the snow

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It’s beautiful

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Oh my!!! Enjoy your skiing 😀🍀💝. It is so pretty

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And long may it continue......until at the very least into next week so that there's plenty for me when I arrive on Friday evening!!! ⛷⛷❄️❄️

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We just left :-( Urgggh!

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Esto es lo que tenemos par el día de hoy a extremar precauciones al conducir ☘️

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Still waiting here in Steamboat for it to arrive

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Hay carmen ver y alo mejor cenir unos dias t gusta pero vivir y ir a trabajar con tanto frii ya eso a nadie nos gusta yo ya no admiro eso la verdad

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If there is a god, he lives in a place like this.

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Beautiful

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Beautiful

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Looks like a full house.

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Woohoo!!!

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Love it

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Glad I live south!

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Wish I was there

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Finally

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It's about time!

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Wish I was there!

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Finally

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BEAUTIFUL

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It’s 76 in Hilton Head. Trading skis for margaritas on the beach!!!’

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Cici Stanley pack your bags!!!!

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Brian Snyder and Ann Trainer Snyder wake up!

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Have fun everyone today... I was planning on being there this week until I got injured and had to cancel.... I’m sad all week... Miss it there⛷❄️

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Great memories skiing in DV!!!

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Powder your chin!! It’s shining!!!

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Would be nice to get away , anywhere!

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Carly Weinstein hope you are enjoying!!

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Of course they get snow,just as we left.Still a good times always.

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Hunter Gray wish we were there!!

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'bout time!

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Oh ya!!!

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Margo Foster now its looking better

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Wow !

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Josh Ryan ugh!!

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Moriah Whelan, Jim Whelan- let's go!

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wow!

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