“It feels like home.” Those were the words that my husband said to me as we sat in the cozy lodge of the Sea to Sky Gondola ringing in the opening Winter season.
Last year we had a perfect day with our first visit. This year, however, we weren’t blessed with sunny skies, but a more West Coast feel of dreary rain. Luckily we have spent a few years building up our gear to be able to handle most weather situations.
We started the day off with the classic trip up the gondola ride. It takes about fifteen minutes from the ground to the top. We decided to bring the stroller with us for Margaret seeing how my husband and I both had packs to carry. Yes, a single stroller can fit in the gondola!
Once we reached the top we got settled inside to wait for story time to start. The storytime is geared more to towards toddlers with fun and interactive stories and a felt board. Those who started to feel restless were able to migrate to the newly renovated children’s area.
After story time it was off to cookie decorating and a hot chocolate. A fun and quick activity before we decided to head out to the trails.
I remember the first time crossing the 100 meters long suspension bridge. The kids were unsure and hesitant to take that first step. Clinging to the side they made their way across. This time, however, no hesitation, no uncertainty just pure excitement to reach the snow and trail on the other side.
The Spirit trail was decorated with hanging picture frames, stars, and hearts and twinkling lights. This trail is a quick loop that leads you back to the lodge and with a fun little play area for the kids at the end of it. We always take the time to stop and let the kids test out the slack line and go down the slide. This year, we had our first snowball fight of the year. The Spirit Trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly.