Monday, December 27, 2010

Killington: Winter Storm

I skipped the gym, and I rushed to get up here before the storm yesterday.  Stoked, I had visions of fresh powder dancing in my head.  Then I waited, and waited.  The snow didn't start until around 9:30 pm, and the wind started to howl.  Excuse me, the gentle Killington breezes began.

I set my alarm for 6:15 am expecting to see significant snowfall on the ground.  I am not sure how much snow we received, because most of it is swirling in the air making the visability a challenge. 

Did I mention Lauren and Sam are up as well?  Generally, I wake my guests up bright and early if they want to ski with me.  Today I am letting them sleep.  I expect some significant wind holds on the lifts and a late opening. 

I feel like a kid, looking outside pacing and whining impatiently waiting to go out and play.  It has been almost a week since my last ski fix.  I just keep telling myself the wait will be worth it.  So the images of skiing fresh powder keep dancing in my head.

It is now 8:07.  There are a few lifts open.  Lauren and Sam are going to wait and ski this afternoon.  I think I am going to brave it and take a few runs.  Wish me luck!

Update 9:20 PM:  Never skied today.  We ended up snowshoeing at the High Altitude Adventure Center at Sunrise Mountain, Killington instead.  There was no wind in the peacefull woods and the sun even peeked out for a while.  We took a break for lunch at Noel's Restaurant.  All seemed right with the world.

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