Another epic day at Vail yesterday. Showed up at Riva Bahn early and rallied to the top. In line behind Seth Morrison again, thus confirming our choice of lifts. Headed for China Bowl but got disoriented in the fog and ended up in Sun Down. Thigh deep powder--slightly heavy by CO standards, but still great. Then back up to China Bowl & down through Jade Glade where there was at least some contrast. Great skiing until the trees ran out--then I ended up down in a hole and had to flail my way out...Over to Blue Sky Basin & down Lover's leap. Face shots there, but I made the mistake of skiing all the way down and having to slog the flats at the bottom in thigh deep powder. Fortunately, tele-dude showed up and broke trail for the second half. Another lap down Lover's then over to Northwoods which always delivers the goods. Several laps down Prima Cornice & North Rim then finally down as the leg burn started to settle in for good.
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12/15/08 at 7:33am