7:30am Open curtains. Vail. Close curtains, open again. Still Vail. Yikes. Feeling the quads a little. Maybe back on the groomers today! Think I’ll check out the handy grooming report conveniently available at the Vail ticket office.
8:15 The kids loved their instructor yesterday, and are already skiing better. Think we’re going to book a private for the last two days so we can guarantee the experience. Going to talk with the Ski and Snowboard School office first thing!
8:30 Done. That was easy. The children are ecstatic. Maybe we should try a lesson? Better yet we’ll come back later this year and do it!
9:30 But first things first. Just what the sore legs needed. Another powder day! Hair of the dog that bit you. Woo hoo.
12:30 Now, I’m not from Minnesota. But I’ve had their Wild Rice Soup. And it’s awesome. And if I wasn’t at 9,000 feet at the Wildwood Restaurant surrounded by a foot of fresh powder having the best Wild rice soup I’ve ever had, I’d think I was in Minnesota! Oh, and the skis are yards away ready to try Vail’s legendary back bowls again!
3:30 Now the wife and I both need the masseuse. What a day. Where’s that Spa at Arrabelle number when we need it! Or maybe we’ll try the Spa at The Lodge At Vail. Twist our arms!
6:00 So it’s our last night. It’s snowed and snowed. The kids are loving it, and so are we. But it’s back to the real world tomorrow. So it’s up the free Eagle Bahn Gondola again, only now there’s a really cool surprise in store for the munchkins. It’s into the cooler than I can describe Snowcat for a ride through the snow to what must be Shangri-La. Only Vail calls it the Game Creek Restaurant. Never mind Minnesota, this must be Europe. Wow. Stylish, but friendly enough for the kids. A view to die for. And food to write home about. Life is getting pretty good right now.
8:30 Snowcat back to the Gondola, waiting for us as if on cue. And a high speed run back down from the top of world.