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12/23/2005 WinterPark - MaryJane w/Jane (4)

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Went to the Jane with the Jane, janesmom and janesaunt. 11am to 3pm skiing.
W I N D Y !!!!!!!!!!
Warm, some sun, a little crowded in spots. Good snow to be found if you are under 4 feet tall.

We parked at MaryJane, took the new 6 chair up to the top and skied the Green off Lunch Rock - those nice tree lined runs were EMPTY. Down to Olympia Express and worked our way down to Snoasis. Up Eskimo Express and somehow we skied all the way down to Pioneer Express (Jane missed the left on Mock Turtle) ended up riding up to Vasquez Ridge - GunBarrel back to High Lonesome Express. Whistle Stop to MaryJane back to the Base Area.

Great fun had by all. Much less crowded after lunch, we heard from others that the wind was much worse in the AM. More than once, Jane was slowed to a stop by the wind while heading straight downhill - gusty. Pretty funny to see her with her head down, leaning forward into the wind - slow motion in real time.

This is my first trip to that part of WinterPark and I loved it. Jane is crazy for the little excursions into the tress and making amamzing short left/right turns on those new shaped skis.

We are very happy that we upgraded this years pass to include WP/MJ with our Copper experiences being soo good.

Our advice for groups with intermediate kids is to try parking at Mary Jane, taking the new 6 chair and just work your way down to Winter Park and someone can take the bus back to your car. If you are confident enough to take a blue run down at the end of the day, we all went down Mary Jane back to the MJ Base with no problem.

Getting up and away from the crowds quickly is our priority, fyi.
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Glad you had a good time. I like the Jane.
Its not home, but not bad for Colorado.
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