This week I am enjoying a family vacation with our dear friends in Big Sky, Montana. Land in Bozeman and drive 1.5 hours. Easy! One goes from the big flat land of traveling 70 miles per hour on a main road with the big boy trucks just hauling to a landscape of trees that sneak up on you. There are no scary, twisting mountain roads that you endure. Arriving late at night did not allow for us to take in the beauty of what we would be waking up to. But upon waking to the sun rising and a window view of the mountains of Big Sky I can share that mother nature is stunning. My morning coffee routine for this week will be sitting at a small round table perched on a baby blue Eames chair watching the sunrise and the mountain waking up.
There is something special about Montana. It doesn’t take long to forget about the city life and welcome the calmness of the mountains. I love the vast landscape and the bright clear sky at night that makes me feel like the stars are reachable. As I have shared, I have resisted skiing for many years and did not grow up with this activity in my life. But over the years I have been flirting with it. Last year was a turning point for me. It was here at Big Sky that I embraced it a bit more and took lessons. I have nothing to prove on the slopes because I have proven to myself that it is never too late to give something a go. Believe me at times like yesterday that I felt I was way over my head with no alternative way down. But I am perfecting the art of the side slide. I enjoy the wide open terrain and the long rolling trails that Big Sky offers as well as the apre scene at Madison (eye on the prize!). This mountain has something to offer for everyone. It is massive! Big Sky is laid back with a chill vibe. A vibe that is contagious.
This year I am fortunate to be here again. I will be embracing all the fun this mountain offers. The spring like temperatures have my arms wide open to all the adventures! THANKFULLY my family and friends are beyond patient and encouraging when I click into the skis. But today I am trading in the skis for a full day snowshoe adventure. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t have me meeting a grizzly! Stay tuned. xo