I’ve been delinquent in posting about my recent ski adventures. I guess I’ve been spending too much time having fun. On a side note, I don’t know if I’ve even skied five days by December 13th before, aside from my racing days, where I’d have about 20 days under my belt by the time December rolled around. Those frigid and glacial days are behind me. Anyway, let’s make this short and sweet for all involved. All three days were at @coppermtn, with increasingly good conditions. I’ve assembled a dainty illustration for your enjoyment that summarizes it all:
On Saturday (11/21), Steve (@SteveLommele), Ryan (@ryanamirault) and I skied at Copper Mountain (@coppermtn). For the three of us, it was our first time on the mountain this year. There were five lifts open, out of Copper’s suite of 23 lifts. We stuck to the American Eagle / Excelerator, and American Flyer lifts. Our first two runs and our last run were off of the former lift combo, while the rest of our runs (6-7) were off of American Flyer. We were skiing by 9 a.m. For a day in mid-November, the snow was remarkably good. The temps were between 20 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit. No powder, even though the weather forecast called for new snow on Saturday, but that was just as well, as the weather was stellar (as evidenced by my gaper goggle tan later that day). Most of the snow on the open runs was man-made, but
I’m running two marathons this year. I’ve never run a marathon, so I might be getting ahead of myself. At about 5 weeks into my training, I can safely say that I need to start lifting weights and stretching more, in order to keep my knees up to speed with the miles I’m putting in. It’s not only a physical challenge, but a moral, psychological, and social one. We’ll see how this turns out, but all in all, I am enjoying it.