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This past weekend we hit the slopes of Northern Michigan.  It’s about a 5 hour drive from our house, but with the truck stocked with snacks, videos, iDevices and magazines, we kept entertained for the duration.  Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain were our destination this trip, but we also like to go to Nubs Nob.  Our kids are at a great age for skiing right now.  Not only are they very skilled on the slopes, they can also carry their own gear!  If you’ve ever hauled around multiple sets of skis/poles, you know what a big deal that is 🙂

Every trip of ours begins with a traditional toast to ring in the adventures ahead…

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The kids found some huge icicles that just needed to be removed.  And smashed on the sidewalk.

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At night we hit the hot tub and pool at the hotel.  After a hearty breakfast each morning it was time to hit the slopes.  Note, my waffle is not drenched in blood… it’s strawberry syrup.  So delicious – a game changer!

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It snowed during the night, and into our skiing day.  That created some pretty awesome powder.  Great conditions!

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We met up with another family and all skied together most of our trip.  We are usually a solo skiing family, so it was fun (and different!) skiing with other people.

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My favorite picture of the trip… Awwwww.  Don’t tell him I took that picture.  He’s my little angel.

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The funniest part of the trip was when my daughter didn’t pack up her gear as I instructed (Mom rules!!).  After an extensive search in the morning we found it frozen and flat as a pancake outside the truck!  Oops.  Luckily it thawed out and dried pretty quickly.

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It was a great trip away.  I just love weekend trips.  Hopefully we’ll be able to get several ski trips in this year.

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Q:  Do you ski?  If so, what resort / areas are your favorite?

Q:  Did you take a trip over the MLK holiday weekend?

Q:  Favorite topping for waffles??

 

6 thoughts on “MLK ski trip weekend”
  1. Our family had fun skiing at Crystal Mountain up in Michigan for the MLK long weekend. Fantastic time. And yes-awesome when your kids can carry own gear. I was the only member of the family not to do a black diamond, but definitely had my fill of greens & blues! Managed to get one run in on snowy roads & opted for the treadmill the next day. 15 outside tomorrow!

    1. I don’t think we’ve ever skied at Crystal. It ended up being great skiing conditions, vs back in December! Was thinking we might go to Holiday Valley in NY next, but we might go to Blue Mountain in Canada instead. Same drive time we think.
      Watch out for those snowy roads! I have 16 outside tomorrow, but it looks like it will be clear.

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