We didn’t use the fireplace while we were there, but we definitely made sure that the central heat was at a comfortable temperature.
We got 70 inches of snow in the past month and that is more than we have ever had in December. During the past 30 years, the December averages are closer to 30 or 40 inches of snow. The ski lodge was open all weekend during Christmas and that was a huge surprise. I definitely didn’t expect the ski lodge to open before the 1st of the year. Usually they have a celebration in January because that’s when the slopes open. With this much snow in December, there was no reason for the ski lodge not to open. My girlfriend wanted to go when the place opened up in December and I agreed. We got a room on Friday and Saturday night. We spent all day on Saturday on the slopes and much of the day on Sunday skiing as well. When we weren’t outside enjoying all of the snow, we were in our room enjoying the amenities. We had a wood burning fireplace in the room as well as central heat. We didn’t use the fireplace while we were there, but we definitely made sure that the central heat was at a comfortable temperature. When we came back from skiing, our bodies were frozen and the heat helped warm us up. We spent our days outside and our nights hanging out with friends down in the lodge. There’s a really nice place for people to hang out and drink beer or alcohol and they sell snacks there as well. It’s a great place to hang out after a long day of skiing or snowboarding.