Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The 2007 Season is Here!

It's been a really dry January and early February, but the ski season has finally kicked into gear up at the 'Wood. Kirkwood has received over 13 feet of snow since Feb. 8 and it keeps coming.

I was up over the weekend with my old ski buddy AF, and two of the Peerflix boys. On the morning shuttle drive to Timber Creek people were complaining about the previous day - too much deep, light powder to ski in. That's a high class problem to have.
Since RE understated his ski abilities on the last trip I thought I'd see what he could do by starting Saturday morning traversing into fresh powder in Wagon Wheel Bowl. Ten falls and 30 minutes later RE was asking why did I start the day on a double black diamond run instead of a nice green or blue run. Hey, this is Kirkwood, not Northstar. An hour later he got his mojo back skiing on groomed runs over on the backside.

On Sunday afternoon the Spur was closed and we gave up trying to get out via the Carson Pass, so we went back to the cabin and I introduced the boys to the sport of snowshoeing. At 10pm we were out in the backyard snowshoeing in several feet of light powder snow. 100 yards and 15 minutes later we decided to turn around and declare victory.

It looks like the weather will finally clear this Thursday and the weekend should be sunny and incredible. See you up there.

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