Gift-purchasing -- check. Cookie-baking -- check. Present-wrapping -- check. Full day of enjoying said gifts, scarfing aforementioned cookies and destroying above-mentioned wrapping paper -- also check. What's left? Instead of staying indoors or heading to the movie theater, why not get some fresh air and a jumpstart on those January exercise plans? Hidden Valley (17409 Hidden Valley Drive, Wildwood; 636-938-5373 or www.hiddenvalleyski.com) has just the thing: a Moonlight Marathon ski session. From 6 p.m. Saturday, December 25, to 3 a.m. Sunday, December 26, you can swish away the night -- and those cheese ball calories -- for $35 per lift ticket and $64 for a lift ticket with ski or snowboard rental. The resort has slopes for all levels, lights to show you the way and a ski lodge to warm you, so don't wait! Get out those ski clothes -- i.e., not jeans -- and get to swishing! Who knows? Maybe even Santa will be letting off some steam on the slopes, or perhaps a spontaneous caroling session will break out on the lift -- 'tis the season, still!
Sat., Dec. 25, 2010