Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dinner on the mountain!

Saturday night we went to a dinner that takes place in a lodge halfway up the mountain.  It was a blast!
 You can read more about the whole experience here.
We had a large group (22!) and the Cabin Cat can only take 10, so 12 people either skinned or snow shoed up the mountain.  Let's just be crystal clear...I was one of the first to sign up for the Cabin Cat ride!! ;)
We started with drinks at the base lodge:

 Then got ready to climb in the Cat and head up the mountain. It was a very snowy evening.  Perfect for our adventure!
 People have their skis because they will ski down after dinner. (I am a new skier, so I chose to ride the Cat back down. - Good choice for me!)
 Our friends C and E.  Everyone at the dinner is from our little hometown.  And all ski at Sugarbush every weekend!  Fun, fun!
 John and me.

 Allyn's Lodge all set up for our dinner.

 The evening started with wine, beer, cheese fondue and pate.  Isn't the fire place gorgeous?

 Talking to our chef.  He (and all the waitstaff) skied down at the end of the night too!
 The chef welcoming us all (telling us we were the largest group ever) and explaining what would be on the menu for the evening.  We had butternut squash soup, asian duck salad with bok choi, and grilled beef tenderloin with a potato dish and asparagus.
Here is the Cat again, ready to take down any bags (and ME!)

 Everyone suited up and ready to go down.

 Group photo:

 because I was the only one not skiing down, the Cat driver allowed me to sit up front :)  That was a great way to get down the mountain!!

 We arrived back to the base lodge and dessert was waiting for us.
 Yum, Yum!
 And this is what you see if you look up!!
It was such a fun evening with good friends.  We already have a night reserved for next year!!


Andy said...

Really you get the best of both worlds. Ski and sand! I love that.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow! What a fun and unique experience!!