The gondola broke down!!
Can you believe it? After we were so concerned about the possibility of the gondola being stopped because of the wind, with people still on the mountain! Well, it wasn't because of the wind... and no, it didn't crash or wreck or anything catastrophic like that. Apparently it was a bearing or something that just needed to be replaced. They must have had to build a part for it because it was down a full week, I think. I heard there were still people on the mountain when it stopped and they had to shuttle them down on the old road. I bet that was interesting! Nobody was on the gondola itself. I really don't want to think about what their contingency plan is in a situation like that.
The kids got so warm that they took their heavy coats off! Seemed a little strange to be snow skiing in just a regular hoody, but they claimed they were hot! They did keep hats and gloves on, though, so I guess they were warm enough.
With such warm temperatures and little snowfall, we're beginning to wonder if we'll get our full 8 weeks in before the snow is gone. I guess we'll see!