Twelve people drove to Gatlinburg for our novice and tune up ski trip. The snow started about 6 p.m. after we were all there. We had wine and cheese and snacks. We went to our cabins and chalets a couple of hours later with a inch of snow. By morning there was 3-6 inches on the mountaintop where we were staying. Larry's rental units were first class in all ways.
Larry could not get out of his driveway the next day but all others got to the slopes. We had new snow but snowmaking was also in progress. Children and adults had lessons or free skied. We met for a party after skiing at a mountain top chalet with beautiful views. On the drive up, we saw many of the burned buildings along the way, but most of the area is untouched and open for business.
We returned to Ober Gatlinburg on Sunday for another half day on skis and lessons for the novices. A beautiful setting with the new snow and an even better trip for three novices who all loved their lessons and skiing. Thank you, Larry, for everything you furnished and your hospitality.
This trip was great for new and experienced skiers. Shall we start a new tradition? --from John Neblett, trip leader