Last week was one great week to be at Vail, though any day at this place is special, well except maybe for saturdays.
I arrived in the Lionshead parking garage at 2:45 PM on sunday the 10th and made the quick change and hit the gondola.
On the snow by 3:05 PM and head over to the 2 chair for all the skiing I can do in 1 hour. Looks like about 4-5 inches on the exposed
and twice that in the trees. The obSETHeds have been dialed in to their final micro-adjustment, be warned.
Clipped a branch and drew some blood, but other than that a fine session.
Load up the fridge at the City Market and dine alone on D-Giorno and beer.
Monday the 11th is a bluebird day, so I'm in line talking with Instructor Dave and the next thing you know we hit the POW for the next
3 hours and 45 minutes. Avanti for starters, then over to Challenge, up the 3 chair to somwhere in Sundown Bowl between Ricky's
and Mornigside. The lower the better in almost perfect boot-deep and dry. Blur of POW from there.
Dave takes off to meet his family and I need a run a Shangri La Woods run. On the way out, that's when it happened. I got hit by a
Humpback Whale and crashed on the backside of this 8 foot wind/treewell thing. Thought I had broke my leg as my right ski got
me just above the boot cuff. No cigar! But I had to make repairs back at the condo. So off for ice and damge control.
Lucky for me that all the damge was above the cuff and real swelling at the tongue. WHEW!!! Close one!
Finished patching up and drove over to Beaver Creek and skied easy and had sushi at the Foxhut.
Totals for the morning session was 24k+ vertical ft. and over 28k for the day.
I'll post more on the trip as 8 from my group showed and 10 from our bros in the Keystone/Wisconsin came up.