Thanksgiving

What a whirlwind! I can’t believe it has been so long since we updated our blog, and I can’t believe that the Holiday’s are already here.  Ski season is off and running (yes!) and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with my parents.  Ali, Jeff, and the kids were in Cody with Jeff’s family, and Dusty and Gina were in Washington with Gina’s family.  So we had a fairly unconventional Thanksgiving, and it was so much fun.

We spent the day skiing opening day at Big Sky (an awesome Thanksgiving opening for the resort) in great snow conditions.  Although the snow cover was a bit thin (only 20 inches or so) we were still able to knock the rust off, try new gear, and get those first turns of a long ski season in!

The Moscow Mules were kicking in!

The Moscow Mules were kicking in!

Dad with a roaring fire, deep fried turkey, and a six point buck in the field behind him

Dad with a roaring fire, deep fried turkey, and a six point buck in the field behind him

Only a tiny piece of the 7,000 acre total resort was open (like 5 runs) but everyone was in a great mood, and it was a totally different way to spend the holiday.  The merge of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin resort into one GIANT resort will make it the largest ski resort in the United States, and only 2nd behind Whistler for North America.  There is so much terrain to explore, and we are excited to explore it all this winter.

We cooked a late thanksgiving dinner (dad and I deep fried the turkey outside, while we enjoyed a campfire) and watch football before snoozing on the couch in classic Thanksgiving style.  I could get used to these new Thanksgiving traditions.

Jeneé perched atop the Moonlight run overlooking the Spanish Peaks

Jeneé perched atop the Moonlight run overlooking the Spanish Peaks

Triple Chair ride into the bowl!  Mom and Dad behind us

Triple Chair ride into the bowl! Mom and Dad behind us

Lone Peak looking delicious

Lone Peak looking delicious

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