Great Inspiration

If you don’t know who he is, shame on you. Look it up. I suggest Netflix, Watch Instantly.

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Five Favorite Warren Miller Quotes:

  1. If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.
  2. Adventure is the invitation to common people to become uncommon.
  3. If you don’t scare yourself at least a few times every time you ski, you’re doing something wrong.
  4. Don’t take life seriously because you can’t come out of it alive.
  5. The absolute speed of life is one second per second.

 

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Scaring Mom

Apparently if you fall and hit your head on the side even if you have a helmet, you can get whiplash. So after a fun day of skiing and a fun night of bars, you can wake up the next morning immobile.

Good news is I’ll be fine, but today watching tv stuck in bed was not fun. BB and TB took super good care of me and cooked us all the best dinner ever so I had a free pass to rest up and heal. Typical me that this happens with company but I almost think he was expecting it 😉 . I’ll be on bed/wine/heatpad rest until further notice…

Deal With It

So the BIL is here. And I’m exhausted. Disclaimer:  I know that there are a few of you anxious to hear about every mountain adventure, the ones (yay! – my favorites 🙂 ) that have trips planned out here and that can’t wait for skiing. I also know that there are some people that will check the site again in six months and hope I ended up somewhere they are more interested in. But this skiing thing is new and fascinating to me so while I’ll try to break it up a bit you can expect more of the same.

BIL made it in right before the snow. It was already coming down when e woke up and it didn’t stop until just a bit ago. After a delicious breakfast (if I do say so myself) we had to really do a number on the driveway to get out. Apparently there is a problem with the snowblower. That is going to need to be taken care of. Soon.

There are too many funny little things that happen when these to men get together; let’s just leave it at an incredible day. We skiied our first full day and even got to meet up with TB, BB, and family. Deer Valley got so much snow they were able to open up a ton more runs. And I don’t care what you hear, I tore up some deep fresh pow. (That’s what they call it around here…)

BIL is our test run. We are playing in the snow. And finding the good bars open on weeknights. And I’m trying new recipes. So when everyone comes, they’ll be welcomed with our best. Fortunately, rumor has it BIL is getting the best. I like not have to try too hard ;).

Gone Already?

So you’ve discovered that I love living in Skiville. And I’ve only been there a month – only been skiing three days. But duty calls. So we’re in CT visiting family. We showed up with my brother and the pizza delivery and totally surprised all the Grandparents. We’re gonna have a big dinner, see Daddy’s new work, and get kicked out of my brother’s company Christmas party. We’re going to enjoy the three major food groups: Baker’s Dozen, Wright’s, and WindTiki.

Right when we get back we’ll have my BIL for company and we’ll be back on the slopes. So now is just a good time to rest, relax, and let my Mommy AND Daddy spoil me like they always do. Coming home is great.


Three Days In

The first day we went out I made it down one green run twice. I had kind of forgotten how to ski like a rockstar. It was humbling and frustrating and a little funny. As a matter of fact, I fell down the very first moment as I was putting my skis on. It had me afraid it was going to be a long season.

But Sunday we went out and tried it again. And I got better. And more confident. And remembered what I think is the most important rule of skiing, it’s easier the faster you go. But something didn’t feel quite right, even though my legs weren’t completely worn out, I was more sore than I expected. Sore of the feet. My ski gear is all new this year, and I had a feeling the boots that I was so excited about were to blame. I did, however, get about 7 runs in – and a picture with Santa.

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There was also a celebrity ski event going on that we tried to check out. I did my best and think I might have seen Dennis Quaid and Matthew Modine. But they were in ski gear, made it a little tricky. The event airs on CBS so we’ll see how I did. This is a pic of the tent they all hid in and up to the right the run they skied down. Rumor has it Heidi Klum fell and they made it easier.

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So after taking Monday off to let the real snow accumulate, we headed out again today. MK had me rent a different boot, and it made all the difference. Not only did I ski the steepest blue, I almost murdered a few trees. Flying around like a nut makes you run in to things. It was a blast. I felt great and ready to ski every day. Even now I’m not all achy and stiff like usual. So sad to say it might be goodbye boots. And goodbye Christmas presents – new boots in the middle of winter are not cheap. I’m wondering if I should just suffer. I could always just cut my big toe off…