Back to back days are fun, but it’s nice that it’s not back to back ALL day. I historically have enjoyed hitting the mountain on holidays, Christmas in particular, because it is not crowded at all and today was no exception. We were able to skate onto any chair we wanted.
The bonus for today, of course, was new gear. Angy loved her new board and bindings. I was a bit wary at first getting her a reverse-camber board, but she took right too it and seems quite comfy on it even after only a few hours. Defiantly glad I got it for her, as she puts it “it’s so fast and light!”. Her progression continues, and was at a point to be able to appreciate the difference in the new board…so worth it!

But you wouldn’t know it. Very clear, very sunny, and quite warm. All are good things…however, we need snow. The resort is doing a decent job with the snowmaking as coverage is pretty good so long as you stay on the runs, but that’s about it. The snow itself is pretty hard thought, good for carving, but not so good for falling, it all hurts. The crowds are down though, and at the end of the day, we got to board so life doesn’t suck!

A very quick trip up the mountain this morning. It’s not snowed a whole lot so the trails were pretty hard pack and we both were feeling a little sketch with it it all, but the weather was nice and our primary goal was achieved:
The view this morning:
And this was the view less than 30 hours previous:
Thanks to the miracle of modern travel, we were able to go for a swim in the Gulf Coast of Florida one morning, and be thousands of miles away, and thousands of feet up in the mountains the next. That’s pretty damn cool…

So after playing with it for a number of weeks, the Facebook comments integration just isn’t working out as well as I’d like. So, for now, I’ve gone back to the standard WordPress comments, but with reCAPTCHA enabled to hopefully help with the spam.
Also, I’ve not posted nearly as much as I had planned on, but with all this in place, I’ve got at least one less excuse from doing so. Though that just means one more excuse I’ve got to think of…