Tuesday, January 2, 2008
Always seeking a new cool thing to do, Ana searched for the perfect thing to cap off our trip and to celebrate a friend's birthday. She found this company called TwoBelowZero offering Winter Dinner Sleigh Rides. We instructed everyone to meet at the parking lot near Beaver Run (where we stayed last year) at about 6:30 p.m. She had no idea what was in store, but as soon as you got there, the smell of horse was in the air! That's OK because we were about to take a sleigh ride up the mountain in the dark and in the freezing cold. Huddled under blankets we made our way up in two sleds. Each one identical and with it's bandit of heckler's making fun of each other and enjoying the beautiful ride under the moonlight.
Our destination was a pitched, heated tent. We actually would see this tent on the way down the mountain each day as we skiied right by it, but at night they converted into a dinner place with live music. As we entered the tent, we were greeted with a long table and some great acoustic live music. From the oldies to the new songs, we had many requests as we sang and ate a great buffet dinner. From the meats to the chicken to the pasta, there was enough variety to please everyone.
There was only one other party in the tent at the same time and they were celebrating a birthday too. As we all sang Happy Birthday, we reveled in the night and this unique experience. We hope the kids remember this as much as we do. As soon as you get to Breck, check out the TwoBelowZero web site for the latest promotions and times so you can call and book early.