Monday, January 14, 2008

Apex Weekend


We had a glorious weekend at Apex Resort, thanks to my friend and co-worker Gwen, who generously offered their amazing "ski cabin" to us a few weeks ago -- it's truly a winter wonderland up there, and having a cozy home base on the mountain was incredible. I took a few photos (slideshow here), but was too busy having fun to play with the camera much.

The girls went snowshoeing and skating a few times -- Ivy even tried cross-country skiing with good success. Tannis and I shared a lift ticket on Sunday, trading kid duties and snowboarding sessions after tasty breakfast in the village. Ezra was happiest outside, and didn't particularly enjoy missing any of the action by sleeping, even at night. My folks came by for some outdoor fun on Saturday and graciously brought us lunch. We went out for supper that night and hooked up with the Hermanns (friends from Penticton) later on at their place -- our girls ran wild with the five little girls already staying there. A quick video of one of our skating sessions through the woods behind the townhouse:

6 comments:

Angelo said...

I thought about you guys a couple of times (with jealousy) over the weekend, remembering the great time we had up there a couple of summers ago.

Skating through the woods?! Looks sensational.

And glad no one got caught in an avalanche!

Jeremy said...

We thought of you guys too, as I think that was also the last time we had been there, at least overnight. The skating was actually more fun than the snowboarding, which is almost embarrassing to admit.

Garth said...

Great shots Jer - I love the footage of the skating through the woods, reminded me of the good ol' days of skating the Morris River (very rare that we had the conditions of no-snow & thick ice). I seem to recall a field trip maybe in Gr. 8 with your mom and Dallas breaking through the ice by a beaver dam - does it jog your memory? I had the luxury of living by the river and remember skating kms after kms. They do a good job on the Red River of keeping a skating lane open now but hard to do when it is a minus buzillion.

Jeremy said...

That was epic when the river would freeze hard with no snow, wasn't it? I only remember it doing that a few times, although ponds definitely were more consistent. Who maintains the Red River skating lane, and where? That would be fantastic...

Garth said...

Apparently Winnipeg has reworked it's skating trail to be the longest in the world - 8.54 kms beating out Ottawa's claim to the title. It basically goes from the Forks area to past the Legislature - although with the deep freeze we've just gone through not many people have enjoyed it yet. Apparently warmer temps are on their way...Oh here's a link to the ACU River Trail 2008

Jeremy said...

Ahh...I thought you meant the Red River in our old stomping grounds. We actually did skate at the Forks over Christmas and even the little ice trails around the Forks (across the bridge!) were really fun. We weren't sure why nobody was skating on the river paths, though -- they didn't look well-maintained at that point, so everybody was up on the higher ice trails.