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Bromley 1/4/09

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What a bluetiful day! That's no typo........it was clear blue skies all day but with a bitter wind on top till you got off the summit, then it was just butt-cold the rest of the way down.

This was our first time there, and I'm sorry we didn't take pictures. It's a great place to ski, with some really nice terrain (for the East) and I had a blast.

Kee Tov showed me some little 'helping hints' and I now have some more tools for my little bag of tricks. I wore myself out on the wide open trails because.......

There Was Nobody There.

Gawd, I love cold weather! It keeps the trails empty and me happy.

The snow was typical Eastern powder: crunchy styrofoam with ice poking through where everyone shoved it downhill. I would have to guess there was about an inch of snow on top of 8 inches of 'hardpack' (ice), but it wasn't bad and never really got warm enough to soften up. It's all good.

I never got to the blacks, but hit all but one blue trail. I still need to work on getting over fear and putting my legs back into ski mode. It's getting better, but I've a long way to go. Kee Tov tells me I have good stable turns and I just need to get confidence, point my coat front down the hill all the time and keep my hands where they should be (out front). I'm workin on it.

I'm signed up for a women's ski clinic tomorrow that runs 5 Mondays in a row. I feel good, and if not for the headache, I'd be calling this a perfect day.
post #2 of 11
It is just great to see you out there again. Congrats. How is the leg feeling when out there?
post #3 of 11
Bromley is a nice track, I like it a lot. Not surprising you enjoyed it, great place to get your game back. I would like to get back there this year.

One of my fav MIA epic posters Shen used to be ski school there I think.....

You're on your way Bonni.

Congrats and Happy New Year
post #4 of 11
Bromly's a beauty- pure Vermont. Sounds like a great day. Next time, pics!
post #5 of 11
Way to go, Bonni. I can picture it in my mind and it is the perfect Blue mountain. Bromley, under utilized, which is a good thing. Great place for a lesson too.

Thanks for the report.
post #6 of 11
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My leg feels ok, Phil.....it's just that I'm so out of sync in skiing. My hands don't know what to do (timeless problem) and I'm sometimes tripping over my poles and my own feet. It will start falling into place.

The women's clinic is at Bousquet just down the road from home. We had freezing rain last night and there's a glaze on everything. Would I ski this today if I had options? Hell, no! But this is good because I need to get out in all conditions.
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Bromly's a beauty- pure Vermont. Sounds like a great day. Next time, pics!
see " Canon SD 750 Black LCD " thread! for once I had a good excuse! Broken camera.
post #8 of 11
There was some "interesting!' terrain way over on the east side. (first visit and Havoc is the only name I remember --- oh and Avalanche, a nice moderatly bumped up traditional NE narrow trail) anyway Havoc and another were a huge playground of snow making whales on some relatively steep trails that made for some great playing times!

Would not call them bumps in the true sense. And high speed was never an option---but they were fun. We did a few laps in synch with another group of 4 and it was interesting to see the different lines people took these things!
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
I'm signed up for a women's ski clinic tomorrow that runs 5 Mondays in a row. I feel good, and if not for the headache, I'd be calling this a perfect day.
Sue Kramer, one of this year's ESA Stowe coaches is based at Bromley. Sue rocks ... Between trying to keep up with Sue all weekend and watching video of Robin Barnes, I've decided that I want to ski like a girl! If Sue is representative of the Bromley coaching staff, you're in for an awesome time.
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Originally Posted by OldEasternSkier View Post
Sue Kramer, one of this year's ESA Stowe coaches is based at Bromley. Sue rocks ... Between trying to keep up with Sue all weekend and watching video of Robin Barnes, I've decided that I want to ski like a girl! If Sue is representative of the Bromley coaching staff, you're in for an awesome time.
You misunderstood just the same as me. The women's clinic is at Bosquet, not Bromley.
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
You misunderstood just the same as me. The women's clinic is at Bosquet, not Bromley.
Oops ... time for glasses I guess

Notwithstanding my own confusion ...
  • I'm sure Bonni will have a great time at Bosquet just like she did at Bromley
  • Sue still rocks
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