One of the worst things you could do when planning a holiday is wait until the last hour to book your lodging. I’ve been burned more times than I can count, simply because I didn’t keep track of what was & wasn’t booked. I still remember 1 unique ly haunting memory where I had booked snowboarding lessons, purchased tickets for ski lifts, & even paid in advance for the snowboarding equipment to ride down the mountain at this awesome resort, and despite our thorough planning, I managed to forget the most crucial booking – a arena to sleep! By some miracle, both of us were able to find a hotel within 2 miles of the resort that had a room available for 4grown guys – myself included – to bunk until the morning. When both of us arrived to the hotel, both of us abruptly understood why the hotel reMEd open! It was in the single digits outside, but the main lobby of the hotel felt the same! Every one of us asked the front desk attendant if the heating method was broken, although she said it was just slow to work, & insisted our room would be sizzling by the time both of us got to it. Our slow walk to the room was less reassuring, as each step seemed to be further into the cold. Once both of us got to the room, it was evident that there was no functional heating method in the hotel at all. As soon as I walked into the room, I felt our heart sink. Thankfully, our friends observed that our hotel room had a fireplace! Not only was it functional, but it was a ventless gas-powered fireplace that didn’t need wood logs. Every one of us were glad to use it, & both of us promptly ignored the warnings beside the fireplace about not sleeping with the fire going. Every one of us knew we’d freeze to death if both of us didn’t have the fire going through the night, so both of us just took turns watching the fire.