Monday, January 24, 2011

Live to ski

Here's a picture of me on the lift last week. It was clear out and the snow was pretty much frozen solid. It doesn't look like it under the chairlift but the snow really was rock hard. I like it like that. You can really go fast on a week day with race skis. I live for days like that as there's nothing else quite like it. Fast cars don't do it, fast motorcycles come close, but there's nothing like a pair of race skis on a sunny day like that. It's raining outside right now. I suspect it will freeze the mountains again. That's good. Some people like powder, but I like the snow firm. I like the speed and you're less likely to get hurt on firm snow.

There's something about coming up out of the valley fog as you drive up and into the sunshine that does your soul some good. This is a picture of the road up to the resort as I came out of the fog and into the sunshine. I was talking to a guy on the chairlift about this the the other day. The gloom in the valley is totally broken when you rise up and out of the fog and into the light of day. It's really an amazing transformation and it's one of the reasons I love to ski and why I feel so sorry for those who don't who live in ski country. They hate winter as they are always stuck down there in the valley fog half of the time. I know so many people like that and it's really sad..

I guess the sticker in the window of this truck says it best.. Live to ski.. I want one of those!

6 comments:

Jules said...

I figure skiing must be one of those things that once it's in your blood, you just can't be without it. You're a terrific skier, I can see why you are in love with it. I'm really looking forward to going skiing again soon...

don said...

Thanks for the compliment! It really does get in your blood and it makes winter a lot more fun.

Diane said...

It looks so lonely on the ski lift. :(

don said...

Depending on who gets on the chair with you, being on it alone can be a good thing..

Quiet Paths said...

Very nice. I prefer riding the chair alone except for with family. I like corduroy slopes the best...:)

don said...

I like the cruisers too. I like talking to people on the chair sometimes. I'm just not crazy about "leg swingers".., people who swing their legs the whole time. :) I'm always worried they are going to smash their skis into my nice edges..