Waking Up To A Beautiful Ski Day!

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The Shuttle Bus

Saturday's weather was much improved!  The sun even was trying to peak through the clouds.  It was to be an early day for the skiers!  The two older granddaughters were enrolled in the Tiny Tots Ski School program.  Lessons started at 9:00 am, and so did the lifts, but to get from our condo to the main lodge required a couple lifts.  The shuttle bus service from the condo areas to the main part of the resort ran every 20 minutes or so, and that was the transportation of the morning!  It was like getting ready for the school bus.  Hurry, hurry to catch the bus!

Snow continued to fall.  Not as vigorous as yesterday, but adding to the accumulation!  The ski group took off, and when they came in for lunch reported excellent conditions!  The groomers had the slopes in perfect condition, and the fresh powder added to the enjoyment!  The school girls received lunch with the program, and it was nice to have a kitchen in the condo for fixing sandwiches and hot chocolate!  It was so nice having ski in/ski out convenience!  And for me, babysitting with the twins, I enjoyed my "windows on the world" view! 

A little about the condo and the mountain resort.

The living area
  Depending on the size of your group and the price range, Seven Springs has it all - hotel, condo, and cabins!  Our choice was a two bedroom, two bath condo unit in the Villages Stoneridge group (Building B - Condo unit 43A), three stories high.  The unit faced the Village Trail Slope just off the three place Avalanche Lift.  There were plenty of windows for watching the action outside.  The area is well lighted for night skiing, and easy access to slopes of all difficulties.  Our unit was very comfortably furnished.  We were in the loft bedroom with a full bath and large walk in closet.  Plenty of space for a week's worth of clothing!  On the main floor, there was a small kitchen, bedroom, living area, and full bathroom.
The mural painted on the loft railing
  Just inside the door was an area for boots, jackets, and a bench while off the sliding glass door in the living area was a small triangle shaped balcony - a great place to store skis!  A wonderful well kept unit that we all decided we would rent in the future!

The Seven Springs Resort area is packed full of things to do!  There are 31 varied slopes and trails for all skiing abilities.  From gliding and meandering to the rush of double black diamonds, there's a slope for everyone!  Seven Springs added another high speed six-passenger chairlift to allow more time for skiing and less time in line.  The area also is home to several progressive terrain parks.  There are options for the beginners, intermediates, and "The Spot," Seven Springs signature halfpipe for experts! 

The professional ski instructors of the Seven Springs Snowports School will have everyone skiing!  From beginner programs, the school was designed with everyone in mind.

Look how deep the snow is!
  Group or private lessons are available.  The Tiny Tots program scored high with our two children! 

We chose the Slopeside Dining Room for our evening meal.  This restaurant was located in the main lodge, and offered a wonderful buffet for our hungry skiiers!  There was a full menu if the buffet wasn't chosen.  The buffet was $26.95 each and offered salad, soup, vegetables, meats, cassaroles, and dessert.  I ordered a chicken entree from the menu for $16.00.  It was more than enough to eat!  The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent!  The slopeside view provided entertainment throughout the meal!  The children's menu had a nice variety and was reasonably priced ($3 to $5 for the meals).

Icicles outside my window
 

Night skiing and a little time together for our son and daughter-in-law, Bill and I didn't have any trouble getting four very sleepy girls to bed!  With a mug of special hot chocolate, we watched the action on the slope from the warmth of condo. 

oldschoolbill says:
Why do all your pic's have that cold wet white stuff & where is our friend Mr. Sun?
Posted on: Mar 05, 2008
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The Shuttle Bus
The Shuttle Bus
The living area
The living area
The mural painted on the loft rail…
The mural painted on the loft rai…
Look how deep the snow is!
Look how deep the snow is!
Icicles outside my window
Icicles outside my window
Look at how much they have grown!
Look at how much they have grown!
The kitchen and dining area
The kitchen and dining area
Night skiing - the lights in the d…
Night skiing - the lights in the …
Morning snowfall
Morning snowfall
Its still snowing!
It's still snowing!
Top of the lift
Top of the lift
Limited visibility
Limited visibility
Clearing up - you can see further …
Clearing up - you can see further…
Blue Skies!
Blue Skies!
Seven Springs
photo by: FishAtHeart