Friday, February 24, 2012

Fun in the Sun and Snow

President's Day weekend gave us some time off and some unbeatable skiing conditions - blue skies, fluffy clouds, strong doses of sunshine, and temps warm enough to soften up the snow. Tristan and I stuck close to home - we're lucky enough to have a fabulous town forest about a half-mile from our house. Most of the time we can actually ski out that back door to the town forest - this was not the case this weekend as the trails had thin coverage and lots of ice. But, still, we headed out to one of our favorite open hills up the road and found the goods: snow, fun, sunshine, and a great time. We even found some "powder" conditions out there! 

I did a really nice tour on Saturday. The snow was soft and coverage was actually really good on the trails through the town forest. On Sunday, Tristan and I skied the Moon Field, a big, open pasture that has a good slope on both sides - enough room for a few turns anyways. We were joined on the hill by Kip from ORS on Monday, and it didn't take him long to find some lumps of grass to launch himself off of. We had a bunch of fun - that's what it's all about! 

This winter has certainly been trying - and less than inspiring - for all of us. So when the weather gets good, get out there! And even when the weather's not that great, there's still a lot of fun to be had. And these conditions just build character and make better skiers out of us all!

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