Thursday, January 26, 2012

Another day at Blue

The line ups were terrible...



It was overcrowded ...


We couldn't keep our Skis on the ground...

and the Beaver Tails were way too big....



but I did manage to get a few runs in ...




Great weather , great snow, great company and we had the place to ourselves. It was a perfect day to be on the slopes!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowing in all the right places...

With mids and a cold behind me last week I headed for Blue first thing this morning. Checked the radar before I left and they were getting hammered with snow. Moments after I arrived my car was covered in snow ....



Its been awhile since I Skied in powder that deep and it took a bit to adjust to but once I did it was sweet. There was almost no one on the hill so it was an up/down no wait kind of morning. Skied the North end for the first time this year. Headed back to the " L Hill" ans made my way into lots of virgin snow...





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Found my grove on Big Baby , finished off the morning there then headed home at noon. May back tonight.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday Jan 8 2012

After doing a 55+K 6 hour Run on Saturday I went Skiing with Robin and Landon on Sunday Eve. I must admit that I always feel a bit giddy when it comes to the run/ski combo ... like how cool is it that I ran for 6 hours yesterday and then went Skiing the next day!!!!!

Let the kids come to me this time! Left home at 3:15 and cover the 60K to the parking lit at the top of Blue arriving before 4pm. We finished our first run at 4:15 ending up at the Southern Comfort Chair. With 15 min remaining before Eve Skiing started we went in and had dinner. I had the most excellent Vegetable Pene and a small bottle of Red Wine... my Blue Mountain fav! We made our first chair up at 4:40pm . For the first hour we stuck to Water Fall ... no crowds at all .. up/down. By 5:40 we headed over to the Silver Bullet ... big crowds , 10min + to get up the hill. We the headed to Happy Valley and the Century Express , not as busy but Happy Valley was packed. We made are way back to Water Fall and made our last chair up the Silver Bullet just before 8pm....

Another great night at Blue.

I am working mid this week so I doubt I will make it out but I am quite looking forward to being off next week through the day...bring on the snow!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ski Team







Rounded up the Ski Team and hit the slopes last night.





Getting to the Hill was a bit of a challenge. Working 6am to 4pm all week I didn't want it to be a late night so it was a rush to get on the Hill. So it was off at 4pm and home at 4:20 .... did the fire , grabbed Noah and 2 Snowboards and boots, 2 Skis and Boots , Poles , Helmets , Goggles , Passes .... and so on and so forth . Loaded up the Corolla and headed to Durham to trade cars. I can only manage 3+ gear in the Corolla , Camry is 4+ gear and the Durango is 6+ gear but I blew the rear brakes last week. So car trade was done by 5:15 then it was off to pick up Ryan and Robin. Robins Skis were at his buddy's a little West of Durham .... add another 20 minutes and we are finally heading in the right direction! Now the car is 1/4 tank .... so its a stop in Flesherton for fuel. Finally made it to the top of the Hill around 6:20pm... not bad considering what it took to get there!!!!!

We headed across the trail to hit Happy Valley for the first run. Conditions were fantastic , soft s now and little ice. Ryan had to pick up his pass so I waited for him while Robin and Noah headed back up again. Once Ryan could get on the lift we headed out Skiing towards the South end of the resort. Robin went off to meet his friends with instructions to meet back at the car at 9:00 pm. Ryan and Noah and I stuck together heading on the crossover trails to get to the Silver Bullet then South Chair. These trails were really icy and Noah had a tough go of it and was getting a little frustrated. All was well when we made it to Waterfall and eventually the Enchanted Forest where it wasn't too busy or icy and the snow was soft. Skied the South end then headed back and grabbed a bite at the Village Cafe before making out way back up to the parking lot.



Pulled out of Blue at 09:30. In keeping with the start of the day the 40min drive home turned into 90 minutes. Ryan wanted dropped off near Homestead then Robin in Durham and of course when I got home I had to unload the Ski teams equipment. After all was said and done I rolled into bed and reset the alarm from 4am to 5am for that extra hour of sleep.