Often we talk about how busy we are as moms or dads, both working and stay-at-home. Life is busy and hectic for all of us no matter what. Sometimes a few days away as a family is just what the doctor ordered to reconnect and feel satiated as a family again. Time to leave it all behind and reconnect and enjoy time together.
For me, skiing with the boys is our thing, our way to reconnect, our time to hang, chat on the lift, and chill later on with one another.
My boys learned to ski at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, so I was super excited when they asked me to spend a few days on property. I already knew that I loved Seven Springs for a day trip, but now we were going to enjoy all that they have to offer on a getaway. Woohoo!
Our duffels were packed and off we went. Only an hour away from Pittsburgh, 7 Springs is super convenient, but also easily accessible to families from D.C., Maryland, Ohio, and all of Pennsylvania (I even met a family from Atlanta while we were there).
After spending an overnight at Seven Springs, when asked for a quote upon arriving home, JB said ‘When can we come back?’ Let me tell you why!
We spent 2 awesome days skiing and a night in a Slopeside Suite in the Lodge. There are several options to stay over at 7 Springs…they have everything from condos to cabins to the hotel. Our room was perfect because it had 2 separate sleeping areas and a gorgeous view of the slopes.
Although there has not been a huge amount of snow this winter, 7 Springs is making snow and all of the slopes are open and ready to ski. It is actually pretty incredible to take in and see how much everyone is enjoying WINTER at 7 Springs. The resort was brimming with people when we arrived, but the lift lines were moving and there are enough slopes that we did not feel crowded skiing.
Staying on property made it so easy to ski in and out. After an easy go through with the renovated rental area, we checked our skis at the hotel ski check and easily retrieved them as needed. The slopes were only a few steps from the hotel.
The boys and I also checked out some of the condos on property on our skis…I imagine this makes staying in a condo easy because some of the condos are accessible via lifts. There is also a super easy shuttle system around the property.
Of course, skiing makes you super hungry, and we checked out several different dining establishments while were there including lunch in the ski lodge, dinner at Timbers, breakfast at Slopeside, lunch for 2 at the Foggy Goggle while the boys were at ski school, and of course, cookies from the GingerBread Dreams Bakery. I should also mention because you all know that I love my coffee, 7 Springs serves Starbucks!
As for the actual skiing, it was fantastic! The boys and I did enough runs until their hearts were content (and I needed to sit down). Both boys spent a half day in Snowsports School brushing up their skills. I have the utmost confidence in the Snowsport Instructors at 7 Springs, after all that is where it all started for my boys. I also have to say that a friend who visited from out-of-town a while back was THRILLED with the lessons that her children received.
After spending time in their lessons, the boys wanted to show off their new skills to me, and that they did! Pretty soon, the boys are going to be teaching me a thing or two.
Even though, we mostly spent our time, skiing, eating, and relaxing, there is a TON to do at 7 springs for skiers and non-skiers. We scoped out bowling, the video arcade, tubing and the clay disc shooting to name just a few. There is a spa, and I think next time, I will be treating myself to a massage!
The place was packed with families, and the kids had a ball meeting others in the ski school and hanging in the lodge. I was really happy with how clean all the facilities were even with a full house. The icing on the cake was all the fantastic fireplaces around the resort to warm my cold hands and feet.
Will we go back – DEFINITELY! Seven Springs is an Incredible Family Getaway!
Before we do, though, I am thrilled to be able to select one lucky commenter to receive 2 midweek nights lodging in the hotel and 4 lift tickets for 2 days at 7 Springs during the upcoming Spring Break!!! All you have to do is comment (in the pink comment section) by Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at noon, and the winner will be selected at random.
Disclaimer: I was provided both an overnight stay and lift tickets by Seven Springs Mountain Resort, but as you can see, I was already a huge fan. All opinions here are my own. Winner of contest will be chosen at random and contacted individually to furnish their information to 7 Springs.