|January 15, 2011||Posted by JEE under Bolton Valley 2011-2012|
We had a late start on skiing today because we had a special breakfast. Conditions were AWESOME today. With thick powder and nice groomed trails, it’s perfect for any skier. Part way through the day we met up with my dad’s co-worker, known online as J.Spin — and his family. He inspired me to create this blog, because of his own detailed ski reports (see JandEProductions.com/ski.html). J.Spin is usually in telemark skis, and today his wife, E, and his sons T & D, were all on downhill skis.
We spent most of our time on the Wilderness Lift today. We hit a lot of good woods — my personal favorite! Conditions in the woods were perfect for trail blazing– plenty of POWDER.
We also had fun in the terrain parks today: tons of jumps and a couple of tables. We had our share of spills, as well.
While we skied, Amanda headed over to the Nordic Center for some snowshoeing. This was her first visit to those trails, so she was careful to get advice at the office and carry a map. Unfortunately, she has a genetically-influenced bad sense of direction. Map-in-hand, a few maps on the groomed trails, and a few strategically placed directional signs just weren’t enough. What was supposed to be a roughly 2k hike along easy, green trails turned into nearly 7k of mostly blue trails. She just kept trudging along, enjoying the well prepared trails and perfect temps. Her favorite section was a brief short-cut on a backcountry trail called Goat Path. Only one other snowshoer had traveled along it since the last snow, so there was 0 compaction. It felt like walking through clouds, sinking down to her knees with each step, yet easily moving forward.