Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pango Ski Day

We had a fun day out skiing with some of my coworkers on Saturday. I took off Friday to ride the bike all day, so that I could get in a ski day on Saturday. I finally feel like I'm really flowing on skis off piste. Even in the crud that is Alyeska right now. They got 30 new inches of snow this week but it was so warm during the days that it melted down into a dense frozen tracked up mess.

That was okay because I have been skiing so well lately that even crud doesn't phase me. I'm sure that it still doesn't look pretty. I'm not really in full control ever when skiing and my form leaves something to be desired, but it's getting more fun and I'm am becoming less cautious.

My favorite part of the day was when we hiked up a small ridge and sat at the top and took in the view. It was so warm that some of the guys were in t-shirts. Not exactly Februrary weather, kind of depressing actually that it was 35 degrees at the TOP of Alyeska in Februrary, but we have warm ups every year and we just have to go with it.

1 comment:

Ninny said...

The view is magnificent! That's the part of Alaska that takes my breath away. I'm sure you are a much better skier than you think. I once put on a show under some ski lifts that was so ugly, I still cringe with the memory even after 20 years. Have fun!