Today I remembered to bring the camera. Lots of dry, fluffy snow, and alternating sun and clouds, especially up higher. I even got to see a snowbow (pictured above).
DH didn’t ski today because his knee is still bugging him. Timberline was hopping from the beginning. I did a warmup run down Pucci–still don’t have my ski muscles back up and in line yet. But a day like today helps. A quick two runs down Pucci, and I continued on down to the bottom of Jeff Flood–where I decided I wasn’t ready to go yet. So I moved over to Stormin’ Norman and stayed there the rest of the ski session, watching as the lifties worked to get the Magic Mile up and running. It was still covered with rime ice from the last storm, and man, the snow depth is amazing for December.
I got in five runs on Norman, which isn’t too bad given the crowds later on and all. About eleven the slopes started getting really chopped up, and I didn’t want to push my luck for the Mile today. I didn’t start to see skiers on the Mile until after I’d taken my gear off. Oh well. It’s only the beginning of the season. We’ll see what the end brings. There’ll be plenty of good ski time. Just getting my legs back.
And in the end, to be rewarded with this view….