Well, Jay on Saturday was big time busy, biggest lines I have seen all season. Didn't care though as I achieved a first ever in my skiing life by competing in the 25th anniversary George Syrovatka Downhill. Have skied plenty of GS and SL but never a downhill. What a blast!!!!. (once I got over the oh s*** : : on the course inspection!)Biggest classes were the 40-49 and 50+ categories - you would think we would be old enough to know better!
Pleased to report that I survived, finished ahead of a few others in the 50+ class and hit 69mph in the speed trap. Not bad on a pair of 190 GS skis!!!! May not have been a clean run but you should have seen the grin on my face at the finish. It is awesome when you can just point down and tuck on the second half of the course
(Wonder if the deposits in my race suit slowed me down??!!)
I can see why people keep coming back to this event, I am already searching for a pair of 210 DH for the next one. Actually, this was a speed event weekend as I raced in the Masters Super G at Sugarbush on Friday as a warm-up, another first ever event. Now looking forward to the Super G at Sunday River in 2 weeks.
Oh, nearly forgot, the accomodation. Well, my other half decided she still liked the looks of the Grey Gables at Richford (and it had wireless access which was a priority) so we stayed there. One problem we cam across with a lot of the places was they wanted two night minimums at the weekend which didn't work with our schedule. A little bit of a trek from Jay but a great plaace and chef Bob was awesome. You need to check it out Thatsagirl and do a write-up.
Thanks again to everyone for their recommendations