Lone Mountain weekend

One of the nice things about being a writer is that people give me things to write about. I get free outdoor gear (check out the “review” tab above). Occasionally I get to do something.

Last week I got an email asking me if I wanted to spend a couple days at Lone Mountain Ranch. And I could bring someone with me.

In the winter the Lone Mountain staff grooms around 80 kilometers of Nordic ski trails. At night a horse-drawn sleigh pulls diners to a cabin in the woods for tasty dinner.

Anders and I arrived on Friday afternoon and took a short ski around the ranch with their Nordic Director. Anders was coming off a cold and pretty tired, so we retired to the cabin for a nap.

Isn’t he cute when he sleeps?

Before dinner we listened to Bruce Anfinson strum his guitar and sing songs in the saloon.

Then it was time for the sleigh ride to the North Fork cabin.

Mmmm cheesecake

The next day Anders and I slept in, enjoyed our breakfast and then hit the trails for another quick ski before heading home to Henry and Finn.

Our cabin (for the night)

Heading out to ski.

The view is pretty nice.

So many choices.

He’s down…

…but not for long.

The Gallatin River on the drive home.

4 thoughts on “Lone Mountain weekend

  1. Mel Post author

    @Amy and @ Debi — It was really nice to play in the snow and have some one on one time with Anders!

    @Amelia — Lone Mountain is about 2.5 hours from Gardiner in the winter. It might be a bit shorter in the summer since you can drive through the park.

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