Just spent a fabulous four days in Bend, Oregon with eleven of my favorite people. We had clear blue skies and cool weather, creating the ultimate skiing conditions. We arrived at the lodge at 8:30 a.m. to find NO CROWDS! We parked up front, went straight to the ticket window to get our lift tickets, then straight up the mountain without waiting in line. It was amazing! Where are the people?
I skied on Saturday, snowshoed on Sunday, and cross country skied on Monday. So much fun! But the rest of our group skied on Monday on an EMPTY mountain in perfect skiing conditions.
While the lift tickets are very expensive, our trip was budget…$245 per couple for four nights lodging and all meals everyday. (THANK YOU FOR THE MEALS, COSTCO!) We rented a five bedroom house and made all of our meals. A really affordable ski trip!