from the 2nd day onward due to the dumping we were getting we were having to ski ungroomed runs ...sometimes with mounds (later in the day after they'd been skiied)...or in fresh deep powder (1-2 feet)..and it was tough...we weren't used to it at all....and on the last day (today) the snow was not only fresh powder but sticky so we'd get caught in the turns if we weren't on tops of things...so we skiied in all conditions this week: freezing blowing winds, lots of fog, fresh powder, bumps, mounds.
it was a most humbling experience and for one who has only skiied groomed runs...what an eye opener.......i even encountered such a bad stumble that i suffered a hairline fracture to my rib (went to get it confirmed in the med centre with xrays)....so these days out weren't a cruise ship sailing: challenging is the word instead.
did most of you also experience frustration initially in these sorts of conditions? (I liken them to learning a new language and having to struggle through them).
once i return to cypress this week i'll begin to practice better edging, balance and turning on some easier slopes, as per some 'your ski coach' videos i've ordered.