THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING STARTED OFF SUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL AT BIG SKY SKI RESORT IN MONTANA. THIS WAS THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SKIING THAT I HAVE DONE SINCE I HURT MY BACK IN FEBRUARY AND IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN AT A BETTER RESORT.
LAST YEAR WE WENT TO SUN VALLEY TO SPRING SKI AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS MY NEW FAVORITE RESORT, BUT I WAS WRONG, THIS RESORT IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE SKI RESORT.
WE STARTED OUT WITH NICE SPRING CONDITIONS, BUT WE ALSO EXPERIENCED, DARK CLOUDS, LIGHT BLIZZARDS, AND WIND AND YOU SOON REMEMBER THAT IT MIGHT SAY SPRING ON THE CALENDAR, BUT MOTHER NATURE IS NOT DONE WITH WINTER YET AND SHE ALWAYS GETS HER WAY. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AND THERE WAS SO MUCH TERRAIN TO SKI THAT WE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO SKI IT ALL. I DID TAKE A SMALL BREAK AND JEFF WENT OVER TO THIS BOWL ON THE OTHER END OF THE MOUNTAIN TO CHECK IT OUT.
(Look at the bowl on the right hand side below the peak just above the trees. And they take a tram to the top of that peak. They do take a tram to the top of that peak but I don't know why you would want to ski off that, but evidently there are a few crazies out there who do.)
WE HAD A LITTLE TIME TO WASTE THIS MORNING SO WE SAT BY THE FIRE PLACE AND TRIED TO REMEMBER HOW TO PLAY CHECKERS. I ALMOST HAD JEFF LOOK UP THE RULES ON THE INTERNET.
BEFORE WE LEFT BIG SKY THIS MORNING I WENT FOR A MASSAGE, ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO. I GOT A LITTLE SUPRISE WHEN I WENT IN THE ROOM AND THE CURTAINS WERE OPEN AND THE ROOM LOOKED OUT TO THE POOL AND BEYOND THE TREES I COULD SEE SKIERS. THE GIRL REASSURED ME THAT NO ONE COULD SEE ME. HUH, REALLY NOT SURE I BELIEVE HER SO I PRETTY MUCH CRAWLED TO TO TABLE, THE MASSAGE WAS WORTH IT.