Trailhead Lodge by Steamboat Resorts
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... we wanted to go. Because the bus rides are free, most of the riders were probably service people and they did not speak English either. We did see young kids riding by themselves so parents must trust the area. One bus driver did say that crime here is very low to almost nonexistent. We saw not one policeman anywhere whether it was a uniformed officer or a police car.
I had an interesting observation. In a society where there is ...
... traffic drenched me in their rooster tail spray.
The temperatures dropped to mid 50's, lightning crackled overhead, and I began to feel unsafe and concerned about hydroplaning. Especially climbing to 9,400 ft to cross Rabbit Ears Pass & over 10,000 ft over Cameron Pass.
So, I called Sal, she authorized a hotel night and I consulted Trip Advisor to find The Nordic Lodge. The rooms are clean, ...
... were all designer modern (and therefore totally impractical), with huge metal doors and no locks, or soap, or dryers.
But we weren’t paying for the restrooms: the hot springs were the main draw, and after a meal cooked on the state-of-the-art gas barbeque (no fire pits here!) we dived straight in. Actually, tiptoed in would be more accurate. The hot springs were - no surprises ...
... Pig-- I got the burger which was good. My mood improved slightly after lunch and I skied Norther bumps somewhat successfully that afternoon. I was due to be picked up at 4:30pm by Vista Verde Ranch, where I was going for the next phase of my vacation. However, the boot problem put a small crimp in that plan. At 4pm I went back to Christy Sports to deal with the boots. After hearing all my complaints and the fact that my lower leg fell asleep they swapped them for a ...
... preoccupied with staying on the trail I couldn’t really look around at the scenery. It took a lot of muscling around to keep it going where I wanted to go. Anyway, we stayed out about 2.5 hours--frankly I was just glad to get back in one piece. I’m glad I tried it, but think I’ll stick with skiing and riding!
After that it was happy hour with the guides in the Nordic Center so I stayed for that and then went back to my room to get ready ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking