Dreaming of snow-covered mountains? Racing across freshly-fallen powder? Or maybe just sitting in a warm and cozy lodge? We certainly are—especially after writing about Newpark Resort & Hotel in Park City, Utah.
If, however, you can’t get to the mountain this year, don’t despair! You can bring the cuddly ambiance of the ski lodge to your own home.
First, you’ll need a classic ski movie to capture the thrill of the slopes. Warren Miller films are filled with ski-tastic moments. If, however, you’re in the mood to watch John Cusack fling himself down a mountain in the name of love, we recommend Better Off Dead.
No ski lodge is complete without a cozy fireplace. You can download a virtual fireplace and watch it flicker and burn for hours. Plus, the warm glow will help keep you toasty while you sip a cup of hot cocoa. We adore L.A. Burdick for everything chocolate, and their recipe for hot chocolate makes a homemade ski lodge feel just like the real thing.
Gourmet Hot Chocolate (Recipe courtesy of L.A. Burdick)
For a simple yet luxurious cup of hot chocolate, put 2-3oz of chocolate in a cup (more or less according to taste). While whisking, pour in 6-8oz of scalding milk. No sugar or sweetener needed.
Add a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon for a twist. Enjoy!