Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Ski Report

We stayed in JK's condo in the Timber Ridge building (upper left on this map). The nearest lift (the Moose Creek lift - see next map) is a couple of minutes walk away when loaded with gear, and the village centre is an eighteen minute walk (unloaded). There's also a pretty convenient shuttle service.

On the previous map, heading west (i.e. up) takes you to this map; the Moose Creek lift is in the centre. If the road is snowy one can ski-in/ski-out. Here's the generic run-down on Timber Ridge.

The mountain has a good mix of runs and plenty of them; here's the trail map.

We did quite well with weather: a good amount of fresh snow (overnight or during the day), some fog, some wind, generally warm (upper-20s to mid-30s Fahrenheit). In spite of my acclimatization to Cayman, with good clothing I stayed warm enough - a few years back we were skiing in the minus 60s Fahrenheit considering windchill (at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada).

The elevation and my prior aerobic training load combined with lack of anaerobic conditioning really hit me. Also, I'm now in the ranks of once-a-year skiers. OK, maybe alcohol (lots) and sleep (somewhat less than lots) had something to do with it too.

Dinners out were at The Gun Barrel, The Cadillac Grille, The Snake River Grill, and Calico Italian Restaurant. I skipped Calico (sleep was more pressing), and ate game (elk, buffalo, and venison) at the others. My top pick was the mixed game grill at The Gun Barrel (mmm... elk chop...).

Additional plug: thanks to Paradise Taxi for getting us around in a safe and timely fashion - after all, wine's a big part of dinner! (ObDisclosure: Owner/operator Mike Allen is Susan's brother and so JK's brother-in-law)


Blogger Wendy said...

I had such a great virtual tour that I noticed they have beignets for dessert at Snake River ...

2/28/2007 10:08:00 am  
Blogger Brent Buckner said...

Wendy - they aren't just for breakfast anymore! Glad you enjoyed the virtual tour diversion.

2/28/2007 10:15:00 am  

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