When the lifts closed, we met up with others at the Yodler après-ski bar, sitting on the outdoor deck and listening to the buzz about the possible storm.
We opted out of a late afternoon dogsledding adventure, deciding it was packing a little too much into our first day. Instead, we soaked in the resort hot tub and went for dinner at Petras Bistro, dining on rich lamb Bolognese and fork-tender braised beef short ribs served with a side of creamy polenta. The kids shared a bubbly hot bowl of mac and cheese.
On our way back to the lodge, it started snowing — hard.
Diane Bair and Pamela Wright can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.