I can ski pretty well.
I was one of those 6 year olds on the slopes.
While I grew up skiing, I never wanted to try to snowboard. I don’t get to the snow very often and when I do, I don’t want to spend my time
falling trying to learn something else.
Vegas and I are in Big Bear right now. I spent day 1 skiing while she spent the day in snowboarding school. I had a blast shooting down double blacks and navigating a few moguls.
BUT I wanted spend the day with Vegas. So on the second day I traded my skis for a snowboard and committed myself to learning.
I can stand up on the bunny slopes… and I made it down a blue later in the day! I still prefer skiing.
We took our share of spills though.
I’ll let you guess who’s butt this bruise is on:
Read on for my day of ski slope eats, and join in Jenn’s WIAW baby riiiiiight here today!
I travel with white power and ACV so we could have the usual morning cocktail.
We were in a hurry to hit the slopes, so breakfast was a Quest Mint Chocolate Protein Bar.
It’s slim pickings at Snow Summit. Apparently they got hit hard last weekend with the ski crowd and ran out of a lot. One place said they went through 60 kegs of beer!
I settled for the market salad. There was also a bourbon and diet. Falling is easier with a buzz.
I didn’t think I’d be able to get Vegas off the couch and out the door – we were so tired! Hunger won out though; I was starving after a day in the snow and not enough food. I promised Vegas beer and agreed to take a cab instead of making her walk. That always helps.
We headed to the Village to Big Bear Lake Brewing Company. To warm up, a beer for Vegas and a Manhattan for me.
We started with the hummus. I was ridiculously excited to see all the veggies it came with! I love dipping cauliflower and zucchini, but they’re not often included in restaurant orders!
I had chili and a salad as my entree. Loved the spiciness of the chili!
There were a couple more unpictured drinks too. Don’t judge… it was cold…
I’m loving living so close tot he snow – we can get here in just 3 hours!
Do you ski or snowboard?
Are you a bourbon fan? It’s fantastically warming in the cold weather!