12/07/2008

Ski Report, Week One...

Let me start by saying I have been very bad about commenting and responding and all that shit. I'm going to be hiring more staff soon to make sure this is rectified.

As for the skiing...

Well, despite my optimism, the weekend was not all I had hoped. It was okay. Saturday it was colder than they had forecast (low 20s) and windy. I had to wear a hat which messed up my hair which made me look less cool which doesn't really matter anymore now that I have a girlfriend. Also, in order to extend the ski season for as long as possible, Midwestern areas are forced to make as much snow early in the season as they can. We don't have the gift of altitude that Western places do. Fortunately, man-made snow technology has come a long way and, once groomed, it's almost indistinguishable from the real stuff. Unfortunately, during the first few days the snow is really chunky and hard. Combined with flat light and shitty weather, it can make for a long day on the slopes. Today was much better because it was clear blue skies all day, even though it was colder (14 when I got there). I didn't have to work on any accidents either day. There was a threat of a chairlift evacuation, but luckily it was averted. I'm beat and my leg muscles are wishing I had done more (some) conditioning. Oh well. All in all it was a nice weekend and conditions will only get better.

4 comments:

~E said...

you can "groom" snow?

huh...

you learn something new everyday!

SkylersDad said...

My brother in law works at Loveland basin, which is the highest in Colorado. They had an early opening because of a combination of cold weather and a team of snow-making pros from New Zealand.

Suze said...

You're like the guy on Baywatch, except for the snow and not wearing the bathing suit and not at the beach. Other than that - exactly THE SAME!

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

any conditioning, you mean? :D

But good to hear there were no accidents.