24 Jan

Yesterday we woke up with the birds to hit Vail before the crowds. Lucky for us, there were no crowds! It was a beautiful day–40 degrees on the hill, bluebird skies, wide open runs, and still air, but for a slight breeze at the top of Blue Sky Basin. I was flattered to have been invited by my favorite Aussie, Tom, to ski with his “Kiwi” (that’s New Zealanders for you Americans) buddies and could not have spent the day with nicer people. There were lots of laughs, laps on “Lovers Leap” offshoots, non-stop bump runs with some of the fittest women I’ve ever met (my thighs are still burning…), collisions with ski schoolers, and capped off the day with a little apre ski action at Garfinkel’s.

The only thing that got me down about Vail was their extreme lack of snow. After about a week of daily sub-zero (I am talking -28 degrees here) temperatures, we’ve spent the last several days in the 40s. Considering we’ve only seen about 8″ of snow this month, 40 degree temps have done some serious damage to our coverage. Therefore, we spent a lot of the day dodging muddy spots in the snow. See Exhibit A below.


Exhibit A

If you need me tonight, you’ll find me on the deck doing my Ullr dance. In the meantime here are some PODs.



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