Friday, February 17, 2017

Coldest #Ski Trip Ever! - #SaturdaySnapshots

While looking through my scanned photos for something to post about, I came across pictures from a ski trip we took in 1990. We lived in Miami at the time, and for this trip we flew all the way across the U.S. to Oregon. I kept a journal, and I'll include a portion of that, too.

Here's Mount Hood, Oregon, as viewed from the ski lodge. 

We stayed in Timberline Lodge, pictured here. This is the most snow I've seen in my life!

Cozy inside by the huge fireplace. There are three hearths in the six-sided fireplace, and the chimney is 90 feet tall.

Beautiful hand-carved wood everywhere, like this stairway's newel post cap.

Our son had a great time snowboarding.

The parking lot had been cleared, but we had to uncover our rental car. To give you an idea of the amount of snow -- my husband is six feet tall.

Here's my journal, briefly describing the Mt. Hood portion of our trip. We stopped in Dallas on the way back to Miami to visit family. 

The Mt. Bachelor part of our trip is another story!

For more info about Mt. Hood, Oregon, and Timberline Lodge, here's a link: Timberline Lodge

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Poem fanatic said...

6 ft of snow?!?!? Wow- I've barely seen an inch or so!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm freezing just from looking at the photos, but I certainly love that fireplace. And the beauty of the snow, too.

I remember visiting Mt. Hood when I was a kid, but it was in the summer. My mother had relatives there.

Thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We couldn't believe how much snow had accumulated on Mount Hood - and how much fell while we were there. I enjoy visiting snowy places, but I wouldn't want to deal with it on a daily basis.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We dressed for the frigid weather - long johns, glove liners, sock liners, wool socks, etc., - but we were still cold. It was quite a change from Miami!
Timberline Lodge is a national treasure. We're so lucky to have been able to stay in that beautiful inn.

Allison said...

Wow! I love the snow photos. I grew up seeing that much snow, but here in the Midwest I live there can be winters where we don't even get an inch. The journal entry was fun! Thanks for a glimpse into your Mt. Hood trip.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Allison. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I don't even know how you drove to that place! Wow.

Iswent skiing one time in which I lost my niece, saw one of our group fall and have to get stitches, argued with ,y ten aged son and brother-in-law...I will never go skiing again.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I hated skiing at first. As I told my husband, I didn't like cold, I didn't like going fast, and I didn't like "up." However, since my son and husband loved it so much, I decided to learn to enjoy it too. I never reached their level of expertise, but I was able to ski on intermediate ("blue") runs and enjoy the beautiful mountains and snow. Sorry your experience was so bad.

Rain Trueax said...

The lodge is gorgeous and we used to go up there usually after the first real snow in November or early December. Mostly it was to play in the snow. It's farther now and we go infrequently. It was one perk of living in Portland

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's not an easy place to get to in wintertime. I wish I had more pictures of the interior of the lodge. All the hand-carved murals, the massive beams overhead, and the hand-hewed furniture were works of art.

Esme said...

You should visit in the summer-it is quite beautiful. If I never saw snow again I could be quite happy.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You're right - I should visit again in summertime. I'm sure the area is just as beautiful then but in a different way.