Hooray for Ski Day!

Posted by on March 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm :: 1 Comment

The company Jason works for sponsors a ski week every year at Sundance Resort. Thanks to their sponsorship, hitting the slopes is extremely cheap during that week. This year the deal included a super day pass, good for both day and night skiing, and lunch at the resort for only $30. What a bargain! It would normally cost $90 for all of this.

Since Jason and I are always looking for excuses to board, and this price was way too good to pass up, we skipped work on Friday and headed up to Sundance. Jason’s brother Jeremy and our friend Aaron tagged along.

The day was exceptionally sunny and pleasant. Beautiful! A snow storm had hit the night before and left a fresh sprinkling of powder…even better. While the lower regions of the mountain quickly lost their new-snow-feel due to the mighty sun, the upper regions, accessible by the Arrowhead lift, were soft and powdery all day.

This is me, Jason, Jeremy, and Aaron. Jason wanted us to all pretend we were doing something super cool for this picture but we had been boarding all day and were into the night shift at this point. We were pooped...and sadly not energetic enough to look very cool.

This is me, Jason, Jeremy, and Aaron. Jason wanted us to all pretend we were doing something super cool for this picture but we had been boarding all day and were into the night shift at this point. We were pooped...and sadly not energetic enough to feign coolness.

The only time the exquisite spring sunshine vanished on this delightful day was when we were literally boarding inside a cloud. Up near the ridge of the mountain a cloud settled in for a bit as it struggled to climb over the saddle making visibility extremely limited and the temperature drop. It was a strange experience…I’ve never roamed around inside a cloud before. But the mist soon sank into a nearby valley and it was clear and spectacular once again.

Although the good deal alone would have been enough to entice us onto the slopes, Jason’s company went beyond just making this activity economically friendly. They rented the rehearsal hall at the resort for employees and their guests to take a break in, eat lunch, warm themselves by a giant fire, play some Wii, or watch a movie. Additionally, they gave free swag to everyone. Sweet!

We met up with Jason

We met up with Jason's longtime friend and coworker, Dan, while at Sundance. He took a break from teaching all his girls how to board to ride a run with us.

It was a lovely day and well worth the $30 price. Having our friends with us made it even more awesome. Aaron was, as always, a great help in improving my snowboarding skills. Thanks Aaron for your patience and knowledge! You’re amazing!

Incidentally, there are no restrictions on who can join us for ski week. So friends and family members feel free to take advantage of this discount and keep us company next year.

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