This weekend reminded me why I got so excited about skiing in the first place.
I have to admit it, I'm a wimp...I like groomed, hardpacked trails with about 2" of light snow on top. Put me on a mountain just after or during a major snowstorm, and I'm just not having much fun. Watching my daughter struggle through mashed potatoes makes it even worse. That's pretty much what we've had since some wonderful skiing on Xmas Eve, and we were both a lot less excited about skiing than we should be. We both need to learn how to handle stuff like that better so we can enjoy it more, but we're not there yet.
This past weekend was wonderful for us. Big storm last Wednesday, and it stayed cold after it passed through. A couple days for it to get packed down, and a nice job of grooming at Waterville Valley on Friday night. We made sure to beat the crowd on Saturday morning, and were rewarded with some runs that we just loved. Could just take it nice and fast with no worries. Even at the end of the day on Sunday, it still wasn't bad...skied off somewhat, but still plenty of snow to find in most places without the mountain being one giant mogul field.
Anybody else here in the East have a great weekend?
(BTW, I read about RR's fall...hope that he's back on his boards ASAP with no pain!)
EDIT - double PS - Waterville Valley almost scared me off Friday night when their own weather forecast said it was going to be about zero at the summit with wind gusts up to 30mph on Saturday. It wasn't anywhere close to that cold and windy, as other forecasts I was looking at were saying. I figured we could deal with it even if it got as bad as WV said, but you'd think they might cost themselves some business that way!
Edited by Virtus_Probi - Mon, 02 Feb 09 14:09:24 GMT