i got some over the weekend and finally busted my self out of a crappy season funk.
saturday was an uber late start to the day. i didn't leave San Fran until a hungover buddy of mine called me to say that he was still drunk and hadn't made it to the mountains. since i had pre-packed, i located the truck, parked it in the driveway (can't pre-load since i don't have a garage and fools will jack your shizzle any chance they get...my sleeping back got stolen on Election Day!), loaded it up and was on the road by 8am. Made it to Heavenly and was slopeside and schussing by noon. crazy weather was to be had on the drive up. overcast until El Dorado/Placerville, then 0 viz fog. hitting the grade outside of PVille it yielded to rain, then slush, then more rain, wet snow (at 6K) and finally blue birding over SLT at Echo Summit. it was BB in the tram parking lot with snow melting everywhere. i loaded up on screen and then hit the tram only to be met with overcast fog at the top of the Cali side. snow was chalky and quick and since i was so late to my game, i just did laps off of Canyon Express until near closing.
sunday i rode at Sugarbowl (i've become accustomed to getting there early and riding hard until 12:30, then turning in my ticket for a $12 discount). due to having left my windshield wipers down on my window, they were stuck under snow and ice and broke when i attempted to remove them (can't use water to loosen them up on account of the large windshield wide crack in my window...). anyway, after repairing the wipers and getting the cabin winterized, i was on the slopes around 9:45. pretty much everything was tracked out by then, but i managed a good 2.5 hours of skiing what i call 50/50 (one turn would be tracked out, the next turn would be untouched fresh) runs. mostly did laps off of Disney since CN wasn't running. was back on the road by 12:30 with plenty of leg burn (this was the first time this season that i was actually off-piste due to our limited snow coverage).
all in all, solid weekend and mucho appreciato that my drunk buddy decided to wake my lazy hiney up on Saturday, otherwise i probably would have stayed in bed.
so, long story short, I GOT SOME.
what the frick was up with the two posts about damp skis? that was some seriously non-sequitorialness...(i even went back and re-read the thread and all the previous posts and i didn't see anybody mention anything about damp skis)