Here we are gaining 2,300 feet in a gondola to the Needles Lodge at 8,700 feet.
This is the view at the top of the gondola line.
Inside is was warm and crowded. You get your food cafeteria style and it was over priced, but that is to be expected. We both went for the cheese burger and found the only empty table. After a few minutes a table by one of the windows became clear so we moved over to that one.
It was quite crowded as you can see from this picture just outside of the doors at the top of the ski slope.
Here is the view from the outdoor eating area at the lodge.
We were amazed at how many really young children we saw skiing by us. There were a couple Bradley's size.
Time to head back down.
On the way back down the mountain.
Lesa wasn't happy about it but I got a picture of us while going down!
It was a fun new place to go. We ended by stopping at Vintage Cupcakes on 24th street before heading home.