Monday, March 08, 2021

Crested Butte Long Weekend

The family had a nice opportunity to head to Crested Butte for a long weekend.

We left around 3:30 PM on Thursday and hit some weather near Bailey and again over Monarch Pass.  We did not get to the Elevations Hotel and Spa until 8:30 PM.  Check in was a breeze and they even took our skis to the ski valet so that we could grab them the next morning.  Thursday night we also played monopoly.

We were meeting my wife's friend Maddy and had two adjoining rooms for the weekend.  We bought some groceries as we had access to a refrigerator, microwave/convention oven and some small appliances including a toaster and blender.

Friday was a ski day.  Diya, Nisha and I headed out on the Red Lady Express Lift and over to the Teocalli Lift and then back over to the Base Area.  After getting a snack, we then skied over to Painter Boy and Gold Link Lift.  The snow conditions were great for spring skiing.  Nisha was in a t-shirt and no gloves.  Maddy went out with us after lunch and we headed over to the Paradise Express Lift and then back over to Painter Boy.  The girls really enjoyed the Ten Peaks Progression Terrain Park.

Friday dinner was carryout from Secret Stash pizza.  We ordered quite a bit and had leftovers all weekend.  Friday night we also played a National Parks board game.

Saturday we scheduled a Skate Ski lesson at the Crested Butte Nordic Center at noon.  I hit the gym in the morning and then we went over to the pool and hot tubs prior to our lesson.  Andrew was out instructor and there were 6 of us as Maddy's cousin Amanda joined us.  Diya and Nisha caught on faster than the adults, but after a 75 minute lesson, we all kind of had the hang of it.  After our lesson, we grabbed lunch from The Last Steep (chicken ceasar wrap and black bean enchilada casserole) and headed back to the room to chill out.  After lounging and watching television, we played a Wingspan board game.

Sunday morning I again stopped by the gym for a shorter workout.  Ratna, Diya, Nisha and I all got out on the slopes and we went over to the Lower Twister Terrain Park and then did Mineral Point to Painter Boy Lift skiing the same routes we did on Friday.  Maddy met us at the Umbrella Bar and we all skied back to the Elevations Hotel and Spa.  Then it was quickly packing up and hitting the road.  We stopped in town for t-shirts and ice cream and then towards home.  Ratna and Maddy stopped by the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs while, Diya, Nisha and I pushed the rest of the way home.  We got home around 6:00 PM and Ratna and Maddy got back at 8:00 PM.

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