Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Northstar Day 2

UntitledThe plan for the day was to ski. Sharon and I had coffee and oatmeal for breakfast at Café Blue in the hotel.

Bringing Sharon to the Ritz Carlton to ski is probably going to be a long term mistake. They have a great set up. When they checked in on Friday, they took our ski boots, skis and poles. When we were ready to ski, we stopped at the Mountain Conceirge and swapped our shoes for our boots. They keep the boots and shoes on warmers. Once you have your boots on, you walk out the door and they hand you the skis and poles. From there, you ski below the Big Easy Chair down to the Lodge at Big Springs. It is a very convenient!

When I went to buy the lift tickets, I was shocked at the price. We were quoted $150 for an adult lift ticket for Saturday.

Sharon and I had a great day. We skied for a couple of hours in the morning. We had a couple of burgers for an early lunch at the Backyard Bar & BBQ.

I got her back out on the slopes for a couple more hours after lunch. Over the course of the day, I got Sharon to ski progressively slightly harder and harder runs. The only drawback was that it was foggy most of the day in the mid-mountain. For the last couple of runs, we took the Vista chair up to the east ridge. It was sunny up there!

I got Sharon to ski a lot more than I though I would. Tomasin and Snipes had talked about coming up on Saturday, but never made it...

After skiing, we headed to the spa with the hopes of hitting a jacuzzi and steam room. Unfortunately, everything was set up for single sex, e.g. a woman's only jacuzzi and steam room.

Getting cleaned up, we headed back down to the village on the Timberline gondola. Unlike Friday night, the village was hopping. There were a lot of people ice skating and hanging out around fire pits.

We finished the night with dinner at Mikuni. We had about a 30 minute wait for a table.

At Northstar

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