Ski resorts are starting to open! So who's been out and where? How were conditions? Crowds? Covid policies? Post about it here. Don't forget pics, if you have 'em.
Silly question but what time does it get dark there? I laughed when you said you didn't use the bathroom but left your house at 12:30 and stayed until dark !
Sounds like a fun ski day !
Ouch! I remember a couple of falls where we also described the air time as “long enough to think about it”.I went to Brighton on Thursday. Crowds weren't bad, but it was passholders only. Everyone was great about staying distanced, wearing masks, and staff were on top of reminding folks who forgot. The conditions were crunchy and overgroomed in a lot of places but they did a great job getting terrain open so they could spread everyone out.
I ended up wearing a KF94 under my goggles, with a thin balaclava over top. No problems with goggles steaming up and everything stayed in place, woohoo!
Unfortunately, I had to cut my day short after the fourth run. I hit a very small rock right as I was transitioning into a new turn. It stopped me dead in my tracks and double ejected me right onto my face. I heard the click of my bindings and had just enough time-in-air to really think about my recent choices. Lol, I know how to get it done!
I'm going to be sore for a few more days but I'm hoping to get back out there tomorrow morning. I ended up with whiplash, a bloody lip, swollen eye and bruises across the right side of my face and nose. I'm pretty sure my mask and goggles saved me from a nasty case of "piste rash."
The rock ripped a small chunk out of the base of my ski and I spent my evening watching videos about ptex repair. I think I did an ok job, but I didnt have any metal grip to help it adhere to the edge and my first attempt was embarasingly rough. Second attempt was better...Hopefully this patch will stay put until I can redo it with what I hope will be my mad ptex skilz!
All in all, a pretty typical start for me, the first day never really goes according to plan :-)
Ridge Run nice groomer with fantastic Lake views! So entry only from CA side? Not gondola?
Interesting you can get same day reservation. Hope to see you there. I have two timeshare weeks reserved!