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Alba Adventures - Season 3 EP1 - The Waiting - Killington and Pico, VT 12/31-1/2

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It has been a while and we are changing our format a bit, curious to know what you all think, especially @Trekchick and @marznc..   We met up with a few other EpicSki people this weekend - though couldn't get them skiing- hoping to next time. Happy New Year. 

 

 

 

 

 

We headed North to VT, just before the New year. Sad to see little snow on the mighty Okemo. Wondering, if the Northeast would ever see winter this season.

 

With news of winter storm Goliath coming and the kids in bed, I checked the weather one last time before turning in for the night; making sure that this storm was legit.

Waking up, to see white on the ground was relief and happy that the management of Killington was allowing Pico pass holders to ski for free - we wasted little time and headed to the mountain. The President and management of Killington was permitting Pico pass holders to ski at there for free until January 8th.

 

We packed our skis, got our passes and headed to the mountain. It was full on winter when we got there.

 

The first runs of the winter were a bit tough on legs that haven't skied in several months but, that wasn't stopping us from having a great time. We were surprised as to how well covered the runs at Killington were with the only disappointment being that it seemed like every skier and boarder was there. We somehow managed to find a few quiet runs off the top of the Snowden Quad which kept us happy until we had to cross Great Northern.

 

After a full day of of skiing, riding at Killington, we got word that Pico Mountain will be officially opening on Saturday. Excited and hard think it has been more than 6 months since we were last there.

 

We really enjoyed our time there at Killington, and thank the management for allowing us a few days of fun at the main resort. But, we were really in need of the calmness of Pico after a couple really busy days at the K.

 

Arriving at Pico this year is different for us this year than last, coming to this historic the quiet lodge, we so look forward to seeing familiar faces, like Paul,Kirsten and Audrey, our family, Cooper and loving friends Sam and Sarah.

 

Sometimes its more than just the skiing and riding, its who you are with, where you are, that makes those moments you live for.

 

With a few runs open, Sam made sure that skiing was in equation. And ski we did! We made just a few runs seem like 20 and we essentially had those few runs to ourselves. Our friends Sam and Sarah have never been to Pico, favoring the big brother Killington over it. I think now, they are eager to come back at see Pico in all its greatness and we can't wait to show them the mountain's secrets along with our friends.

 

This was our first weekend out skiing and we have to say Happy New Year Pico and Killington! We look forward to seeing you and our friends with you again, very soon.

 

 

Music Credits

Light Thought var 3 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons

Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/

 

Second Nature by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons

Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

 

Tomorrow - Bendsound.com " http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

 

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Wow, you have really top notch production values in that video. Nice job! I really like your storytelling style over the usual mindless POV of some guy's kneecaps in a sea of white.  These videos will someday be a nice memory/gift for your cute children.

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Wow, you have really top notch production values in that video. Nice job! I really like your storytelling style over the usual mindless POV of some guy's kneecaps in a sea of white.  These videos will someday be a nice memory/gift for your cute children.

Jamesj.. Flattered totally.. Thank you.

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Welcome to Pico!  It's a gem.

I work there.

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Welcome to Pico!  It's a gem.

I work there.

Thank you Jane - We love Pico, our 2nd year as pass holders but, 3rd year of skiing there regularly. We skied there about 20 years ago then decided to go back as we heard it was not as developed as Killington. Our first season  making videos we skied there and made 2 edits - then last year we dedicated most of our season there. I am sure you have seen us around and maybe have seen some of our other edits featuring this wonderful place. So looking forward to Poma and Birch opening up.  

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@ralba , I've always loved following your adventures.

As usual, nicely done. 

Thumbs Up

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@ralba : wonderful as always!  It's great that you provide the text in the post that includes the video to draw people in.  Although with your videos, I'm certain to watch with or without a preview.

 

Completely agree that skiing with friends can matter more than catching stellar conditions.  One reason I decided to stick with a home hill that was good for skiers and beginners when my daughter and I were driving for ski weekends with friends.  If the weather didn't cooperate, we still had a good time.

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I enjoyed watching your video and your portrayal of Pico.  Come say hi sometime; I'm the smallest person in ski school!  

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Wow. Someone said we got featured on their carousel!

 

So cool and thank you again.

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