Monday, December 7, 2009

What the heck... let's go anyway.

There has been skiing going on. I also managed 3 night-rides on my bike last week, which was great. One of them was quite foul in wet snow and 5 feet visibility, but you've got to get out there just in case... right?

We've been lucky lately with things turning out better than expected because we went... "just in case". A week ago we were skiing with Jacek on Paul Ridge (without Paul) which despite a dubious forecast of rain and general ming turned out to be great skiing, though we couldn't see much.

Lina in the murk at Paul Ridge

This weekend Lina, Kala, and I braved another dubious forecast (cold, no new snow... but sunshine) and headed in to Steep Creek for the weekend. It turned out so much better than expected! The snow was great, the sun shone, and it was only -20 degrees (?). It was pretty freezing. We bumped into the Traslin brothers, who I had heard of through friends due to their excellent exploits in our local mountains. They were a great pair to spend the evening with. I managed to take my hand out of my glove for long enough to get a couple of photos...

Kala and her tele-track

Kala disturbing some powder

My favorite shot of Lina on her Christmas skis

Lina's favorite shot of Lina on her Christmas skis