Day four: Three Dudes and s’mores

Noel helps toast marshmallows

The 30mph gusts were whipping up the freshly-fallen powder as we reached the top of one of Solitude’s signature runs. We needed warmth and coffee and something to keep us going, we got all that and a little something extra.

Lodge was definitely too grand a term for the Portakabin-type cafe, but it was warm,  welcoming and tucked away on the mid-mountain. The Three Dudes serving behind the counter greeted us happily, very happily. In fact, they had that relaxed manner of those who have just enjoyed a cigarette break, smoking one of those ‘special’ cigarettes that doesn’t come in a packet with a warning from the Surgeon General.

The relaxed atmosphere was contagious, we felt suddenly very carefree, I don’t know what came over me, but I was moved to sing along to the karaoke version of Maggie May, which the Three Dudes pronounced ‘awesome’ – Maggie May, that is, not my singing, though I’m not sure they heard it. The slopes beckoned, the other diners didn’t look like they appreciated a female Rod Stewart, so we waved a fond farewell and skied ourselves back to sensibility.

As we staggered back to the car, the Solitude hosts had set up a camp fire to toast marshmallows and make s’mores. These super-sweet apres ski delicacies are Graham crackers, chocolate and melted marshmallow. A fine end to the day topped off with a visit to the movies to see True Grit. Awesome.

2 thoughts on “Day four: Three Dudes and s’mores

  1. choche

    Ah, the s’mores! I wish I was eating some right now…
    Can I ask for a small favour? If you should happen to come across any small, metal teddy bear keychains at the airport or in a tourist-type shop, perhaps saying “I heart Utah” or similar, could you pick one up for Maddy? She had an “I heart NY” one from our trip last summer and was heartbroken when she lost it on the way home. C xxxx

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