Skiing under the stars
“If it’s weird to ski when it’s dark,” Dylan said the next evening before leading his little sister into the night, “then call me a weirdo.” After checking into Snow King Resort -- which is practically in Jackson’s backyard -- and walking to dinner downtown, we hit the slopes for our first experience skiing under the stars. I can’t speak for the kids. But from the looks on their faces, night skiing was just as exhilarating for them as it was romantic for Emily and me.
Less than 12 hours later we were back on the mountain. But instead of carving our way down on skis, we took a private group snowboarding lesson. After a few challenging, yet hilarious hours, we traded our boards for tubes. We slid and did 360s like we were in the Fun Olympics.
In between boarding and tubing, we took in views of the Tetons. We’d be spending the next two days in the national park. Our vacation hadn’t even officially begun yet. But here we all were, already in full-blown vacation mode!