The Viking Yurt excursion was a blast. The food was good and the sleigh ride up and back down was so much fun. We met at the base of the mountain and were checked in by a bright and outgoing host. We then boarded the sleigh up the mountain. The ride is as advertised on the website-- cold and 22 minutes. They give you blankets, which are nice and heavy. But you should wear warm clothes, including hat, gloves, and possibly your regular ski gear. Going up the mountain, you might want to sit facing away from the cat and toward the bottom of the hill. That way, you don't get snow in your face and you can see the sunset on the way up. The stars on the way down were magnificent and very romantic.
I didn't like the glogg that everyone received upon arrival at the yurt, but it was warm and served in a pewter mug so it nicely kept my hands warm. We brought 2 bottles of wine for 2 couples, and the corkage fee of $15/bottle was fair. The piano player was excellent and played songs that everyone knew and liked (as in Les Mis, Phantom, Brown Eyed Girl, etc.). We were seated at a communal table with one other group, who were affable and fun. We had a great time with them.
The food was good and very filling after a hard day of skiing. All of the serving pieces are very Viking-y, but not silly. For instance, the intermezzo is served in rocks from Norway, and there's a map in the menu showing where your particular rock is from. It's entertaining and interesting.
We were happy we heeded the website's advice to dress in layers. We were seated by the wood stove that heated the yurt and it was hot. By the end of the dinner, I was down to my t-shirt. If I was 10-feet farther away from the stove, I probably would have kept on my sweater.
The bathroom setup is a little weird -- since it's at the top of the mountain, there's a decent port-a-potty that you get to by walking outside. In the winter. At night. On snow and ice. It's doable but not a Michelin star type facility. And this is not necessarily a friendly adventure for old people who are unsteady on their feet or disabled people who have trouble doing stairs, as the 4 to 5 stairs going up to the yurt's door are made of icy snow (not kidding).
Also, the very-detailed website is clear that this is not for kids. You are in a small Yurt at the top of a ski hill at night and there's no escape if your kid has a meltdown.
Overall, it was worth the money and very memorable.
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