Sunday, January 9, 2011
All that running and snowbiking leaves everyone starving. It's time for dinner of cheese fondue with bread, meats and vegetables in the igloo restaurant. After dinner, we relax in the bar with a couple bottles of Medot champagne to share amongst everyone.
With the slopes now completely clear of skiers, why not tube down the empty slopes? Our guide held our tube steady as we both climbed on head first. Whoosh! We'd fly down the hill all the way to the bottom of the ski lift, grab the tube and head back up for another run. The whole tubing experience was magical; I felt like a child as I laughed and screamed my way down the trails.
We wound down the night with snowmobiling and then finally relaxing in the sauna. Our igloo guide recommended that after 20 minutes in the sauna, it really increases circulation to take a dive in the snow in just your swimsuit. While Tim did make snow angels, I was nice and toasty (I even warmed up my thermals in the sauna). We zipped our expedition sleeping bags together and climbed in. We were both surprisingly toasty and didn't want to get out of the sleeping bag when the sun began to illuminate the igloo in a blue light in the morning.