This Season's First Tracks!

While already well into the first week of January, the bluebird skies and more mild temperatures pulled me to Snowshoe for my first tracks of the season.  The conditions were great and no lines to slow me down.  While there was limited terrain open, there was tons of snow and the on the snow crew are working to expand and get new things open.  Two new runs opened today (wish they were open yesterday when I was there!) 

At the condo, I dropped off a new cookware set -- great enamel non-stick pans that all match and have all the pieces should make cooking (and cleanup) lots better.  Checked things over and made sure that the condo's in great shape and ready for the season!  

Walking through the village, the proposed plans to double the size of the Starbucks apparently never got going, but there are two new eating options -- both fitting into the "Quick Service" category -- something the mountain has been missing!  The first and most interesting is Nick B's Baked Empanada  and Chimmichurri Sauce - with a walk up window and what looks like you can use the patio tables in front of the Junction Restaurant.  The empanadas were tasty!  Also don't miss the Gourmet to Go outlet between the Sunset Cantina and the Mountain Adventure Center in the base of the Allegheny Springs building.  Didn't check it out too close, but if the name is any indication -- this should be a great place to pick up some prepared or mostly prepared meals to enjoy back at the condo.

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