thanks everyone for your feedback... and now (drumroll please) for the report of the MOST CRAPTASTIC
skiing on the east coast!!!
We went to Sunday River - because of the demo weekend... hey for $5 bucks why not ski on their skis?
Friday the conditions were sketchy at best (read: rocks and grass patches with lotsa bamboo markers). It was SOOOOO damn foggy and seemed like rain would begin so we knocked off about 12.30pm.
Then it POURED... like a frickin monsoon.
We went to a matinee movie.
Saturday am we figured "what the heck" and went to check out the hill. We paid the 5 bucks to demo skis and ventured out. I was a BILLY GOAT on skis. It wasn't skiing - it was ORIENTEERING. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
My friend was asked if he learned anything (he wants to buy new skis)... he replied "yeah I learned which ones turn best on grass.". [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
The highlight of my day was the first run when I realized there was a mud river running through the flats that led to the lifts. This meant I'd have to keep up enough speed through the GRANITE bump field (no grooming happened the night before in the rain) to be able to JUMP across the mud river. You can all let out a sigh of relief - I MADE IT! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
It was actually fun... in a weird way. gave us some challenge... the trails were easy and there was limited terrain... the rocks, grass, and mud provided an interesting obstacle course.
Hoping for something better - next weekend we're off to Sugarloaf.
kiersten[ December 02, 2003, 10:40 AM: Message edited by: kieli ]