a Canadian who spent 11 years living in the desert, I am rediscovering the joys of Winter. Living within the gates at Wilderness Club has it's own special charm during the Winter months.
This was the view from my kitchen window this morning, isn't it beautiful? What you don't see is the golf course from this angle but Lake Koocanusa is in the back, at the base of the mountians. Wilderness Club gets very quiet in the winter which is part of the appeal. You may hear the occasional howling wolves but that's about it for noise.
This winter will be our second full winter living full time at Wilderness Club and I'm actually excited. Don't get me wrong, I HATE being cold! But there is an upside to the cold.... you really enjoy warm things more! There is nothing better than coming home to a warm house, building a big fire and snuggling up with a great book.
One thing our family really enjoys in the wintertime is sitting in the hot tub. The sprint through the snow to get in is invigorating and the hot water feels so great. I love staring up a the vast Montana sky! I don't think I have seen brighter starts anywhere else in the world.
I used to struggle with the long hours of darkness in the evenings but I'm actually learning to love that too. It's a time for watching movies, visiting with the kids for hours on end, eating popcorn and making hot chocolate. And when you think it should be bed time because it's been dark for so long, you discover that it's only 7 p.m. so you put in another movie!
This is our family skiing at Big Mountain in Whitefish. I'm the one taking the picture. One of the great benefits to being a member at Wilderness Club is the reciprocal agreement with Big Mountian Club. We really enjoy the slopeside locker rooms, valet service and private club room. When our younger ones get tired, they just ski down to the club room, make some hot chocolate, rest for a bit and then out they go! We are really lucky that all six of us love to ski, epecially when the kids just tried it for the first time last year. It was amazing how quickly they became experts.
Pray for Snow! I see this sign every year at Big Mountain in Whitefish. I love it everytime. This was taken in mid November this year, there was already tons on snow.
Last winter I discovered snowshoeing and I hope to be able to do that more this year. I also snuck a peak at my Christmas presents and found out that I am getting cross country skis, which I can't wait to try on the golf course.
The Eureka area and Wilderness Club are becoming very popular for summer destinations but I think as the years go by, people will come here just as much in the winter. The weather is very mild compared to where my husband and I grew up in Southern Alberta. We are located exactly halfway between Whitefish and Fernie, B.C. which makes it ideal for winter sports.
Winter makes a good time to purchase real estate too because not many people are looking. Sellers that weren't able to sell during the summer are especially negotiable. To search the Eureka Area listings, click here. To see listings within Wilderness Club Click here: Lot Listings at Wilderness Club To inquire about new cabins and customs homes at Wilderness Club, email me at email@example.com.