So far this winter has been an epic fail. When it snowed, everything melted within several hours.
This week weather got colder and finally got below freezing level. Some hills got a couple inches of snow. Some started to make snow.
On friday morning I read that one of the hills opens that evening at 6 PM. I had some plans for that evening - had to pick Christmas trees, take it to another side of city and get some presents. I decided - if I'm done till 8PM, I'm going.
8PM - web cam checked -> NO LINES
8:10 I started a car
9:15 Ski boots on. Picture from the parking place - still making snow
9:23 On top of the hill... Wait a minute... What's with my bindings... Summer mode - all springs released. Carefully got down to ski rental and took a screwdriver. Everything to 7.5 now I'm ready to go.
Hill not deserted, but plenty of room for skiing.
At about 10:30PM it got warmer and started to rain... It was still freezing and the rain froze on helmets, jackets, cars, roads...
0AM - back to the car.
A very icy driving back home.
Had a great time, scraped off the summer wax and wiped off the summer dust from skis and myself.
And it's warm again... Heat record is expected to fall this Christmas hitting +9C.
Sometimes miracles happen. Sometimes miracles needs a man's help to happen. Try not to miss them and enjoy the day.
Merry Christmas, warmth at homes and hearts.
Edited by irafar - 12/25/11 at 5:22am