Earlier in the winter I snatched up a Travelzoo deal for a night of lodging plus two lift tickets for $89 at Canaan Valley, West Virginia (yep, lodging and two lift tickets for $89 total - score!!), and we finally made use of it last weekend. It's definitely a small ski resort, but we had a great time checking out somewhere new to ski (for Bryan) and snowboard (for me). The snow conditions were amazing - so much fluffy powder to play in (something we're not used to on the east coast!), no crowds at all, and the lodge was pet friendly, so we got to bring Smokey along with us. Plus I was so excited to be on a snowboard again, since I hadn't been since we were in the Alps two years ago! Here are a few pics from the trip (please excuse the iPhone photo quality!).
|Smokey immediately went to play in the snow when we got out of the car - |
it had been a long time since he's had the opportunity!
|Intrigued by all the deer that kept coming up to our room|
|After dinner drinks in the lodge|
|The morning started out cloudy and utterly frigid...|
|But soon it warmed up and got nice and sunny|
|We both look pretty awesome here. That's quite a geek-tastic smile I have going on.|
|More playtime in the snow|
|And more deer to watch before heading out|