Skiers and snowboarders carve down the 100-foot vertical slope off the Stony Mountain Ski Area, leaving a waving path in their wake as they make their descent. One handle tow and one rope tow tote skiers and boarders to the summit, where they can choose to descend down one of six groomed runs kept swathed in powder by Stony Mountain’s snowmakers. Stony Mountain also rents out alpine equipment for those without their own skis, snowboards, or bionic dogsleds.
The experienced instructors at Kids Etc’s Youth Movement Company introduce tiny two-steppers to the art of dancing with a series of full-day camps designed to teach and entertain. In studios spacious enough to house a 20-foot nutcracker’s tutu, campers sample a bevy of dance styles, including jazz, ballet, and freestyle hokey pokey under the guidance of pirouetting pedagogues and atop raised Marley floors. Arts-and-crafts activities punctuate rhythmic movement sessions, giving neglected hands a chance to shine and allowing feet the opportunity to recuperate after cutting countless rugs into the shape of Fred Astaire’s face. Each session culminates with an end-of-week performance wherein parents can watch their whippersnappers light up the stage and show off their own routine of clapping and videotaping while waving like an encouraging flag. As lunch and snacks are not provided, children must bring along their own comestibles to keep tummies from growling out opposing choreography during class.
Fairways wind through groves of trees and cattail-lined marshland to form Oakwood Golf Course's 18-hole, 6,045-yard layout. During the round, golfers are faced with water hazards that come into play on nine holes and demand accurate shots and amphibious golf carts. Atop the elevated tee box on the par-three 15th?the course's signature hole?golfers' tee shots must arch over a pond and stick on a contoured green 135 yards in the distance. Oakwood Golf Course's driving range and two separate practice greens prime swings for upcoming rounds with areas for putting, chipping, or discreetly kicking out of a bad lie.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,045 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 69.1 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Scorecard