Headed up to J.L. with Elaine and a couple friends from work. Super deep in the trees, and even the bowl skied well. Things are getting good out there – we've left the early season phase and moved into mid-winter. Powder snow and exploration for the next three months or so. And then, spring season, which is my favorite of all. Back at it today – off to the 110's!
…according to these guys. Evidently we beat out the royal wedding. Kind of wild. Right place, right time, great photographer. I guess my favorite part of this photo is just the passion and almost overcome the world element to it. Well, that and the fact that I'm wearing F3's.
Computer screen broke on the 26th. Took it to a repair shop, got it back today…relatively inexpensive thanks to a used screen. In the interim reading, eating and skiing. In what is supposed to be a horrible early snow year…well, the skiing sure has been fun. A little of this, a little of that. Some steep north facing slopes in the trees to keep the skills intact. A day sliding around on Lambeau Field, aka Eldora. And a bunch of night skis on the Nansens up at Brainard. Beyond fun, primal…incredible.
Back in Vermont, we'd call these conditions powder. We'd ski in garbage bags in the rain, -25° ice in January, anything, all the time. Because it was fun. Today was like being 15 again. Ducking through tiny slots in the trees, pine boughs stuck in the hair, hopping tree stumps. It's fun, and part of the fun is the silliness of it all. Remember when we were kids? We'd ski in this stuff and grin the whole time. Let that kid come out!
The snow will come. Best to not go soft waiting for it to arrive.