Monday, December 20, 2010

More Skiing!

I know all my photos have been of skiing but today was the most awesome day of skiing I have had so far this year! The day started out as a complete disaster. Kim and I left a half an hour later than planned and the roads were bad so we spent 3 hours in the car. On the way up I realized I had left my ski coat hanging over my closet door (my ski coat also has my season pass attached to it). We took a wrong turn in Keystone adding time to our trip. I had to pay $15 for a 'forgotten pass' pass. Which is totally lame! They verified I have a season pass but I still have to pay. Then I rented a coat from them for $10. Then I left my camera in the lift office and only realized I did because I left the pass she printed for me in Kim's car which she had to park in the far lot because we were later than we wanted to be. So I went back in 10 minutes after she printed the first one for me to get a second one and she asked if I left a camera. Sure enough!

But once we got on the slopes that all went away! 9 inches from last night and about 2 feet in the last 3 days!! We found some really great powder stashes and skied (and boarded) our hearts out until last chair at 4pm. What an amazing day!!!!! It was kind of sad to put my skis in the closet! No more skiing this year.

I am really looking forward to coming home and seeing everyone though!! I can not believe how fast this month went! I am not ready for Christmas at all! Oh well! My presence will be my present to my family :) I miss you all and looking forward to spending time with you!

I promise my next post will be about something other than skiing :)

Kim and I in front of the tree in the mid-mountain lodge
This lift was awful! Its not a high speed lift and it goes all the way to the top so very cold and windy, whipping snow in our face and making the visibility at the top about zero. Our conversation went a little like this the entire ride up, "Oh my God! We are not going up this lift again! Why? Why? Why? This is not worth it! Soooo cold!!! This is the last run from this lift" We had this conversation many times because the best powder runs were off this lift and once we got down..."Ok, let's do it again" :) The things we do...I guess you just have to work for what you want.
We were pretty giddy after a perfect day of skiing!!
The drive back down. That is Keystone ski area all lit up for night skiing.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad it turned out to be a good day. You have to be very committed to make that drive up and down the mountains in bad conditions!