|Originally posted by Ryel:
There are those that think skiing is fun and those that think it is a challenge to beat the mountain.
And sometimes it's both at the same time!
If A) I'm not ready for the weather or B) the weather makes the skiiing really lousy, then I'm with you, Ray. It's time to head in. It really isn't different to me than skiing almost all day with SCSA in the pouring rain at Fernie at last year's Bear's Gathering. My 'waterproof/breathable' gear was doing it's job, keeping me dry. The skiing was good all morning. By afternoon, the rain had turned the snow to mush and the skiing wasn't good anymore. So we called it quits and went to join Powdigger for some brews.
Many years ago, skied Indianhead in MI. Rained most of the night we arrived, and as sometimes happens here, the rain stopped and no snow moved in, just a artic blast that dropped the bottom of the temp's the next day, with a strong wind blowing behind the storm. Turned the entire ski hill into an ice skating rink. Despite having the right cold weather gear (thanks, Mom & Dad!), it was a miserable day of skiing because we needed hockey skates not skis that day. Stayed out and struggled and cursed our way through the day. My one and only trip to Indianhead, and I still have a negative opinion of the place due to an experience that had nothing to do with the hill or the resort, but the weather.[ November 22, 2002, 09:42 AM: Message edited by: Tag ]