April 25, 2011

Easter Solitude

After our Superior Adventure on Friday, the weather changed back to cloudy and unsettled (the norm for the past 6-7 weeks), so we opted for some easier skinning and skiing at Solitude over the weekend. Solitude is now closed for the season, which is great, because closed-down ski areas are always fun to play around in. Last spring, my best days of skiing at Beaver Creek came almost a month after the lifts shut down for the season.

Luckily the sun came out for a while on Sunday (and it got downright HOT outside). Despite the warm temps, the consolidated snow was still very fun to ski, especially on shady slopes that were facing due north.

Spring skinning

Some wet snow activity. Probably happened when the rocks heated up on Friday.

Nice to have this place all to ourselves

And the skiing was good, too!

Fantasy Ridge

We have races the next 2 weekends (5K on Apr 30, Half Marathon on May 7), but will definitely be playing in the mountains as the sun is forecasted to finally emerge, and the snowpack should be stabilizing nicely.

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