I knew that MRG
would be fun on Saturday as soon as we hit snow on I-89 Friday night @ 10
pm. There were numerous accidents and the State Patrol was slowing everyone
down. As I slowed the driving down, I of course was grinning thinking that
tomorrow could turn out to be an excellent ski day if this snow holds
up. I was right!
After depositing the
kids in ski school on Saturday I spent the morning skiing beautiful light powder
all over with Rich R. 20th was in great shape. Don't know which
line we skied but it was probably close to the best conditions I have
skied all season. We skied into Lars B off the double a skied a
few runs with him. I skied the wall of one ravine that was just
spectacular - the light snow, the appropriate steepness and the lack of
puckerbrush made it so much fun. Skied the afternoon with the SU
spying on the kids - they get a kick out of playing peek-a-boo on the
slopes during their lessons. Did a few runs with them afterwards on the
practice slope and they just love those woods! Ashlyn just can't pass by a
tree shot or some little trail without checking it out. Of course her
brother, Patrick, is always close behind.
were good, but not as great as the previous days. Spent most of the day
skiing with the family off the double and in Birdland. Those mellow tree
shots just invited my kids in again. Had much fun skiing more moderate
terrain with them. The SU and I took both kids up the single and at the
bottom my daughter announces that she wants to do it again but this time but
ride the lift by herself. Slowly but surely she has been asserting her
independence this season on the lifts and now she's a single rider! Pretty
soon she's gonna ski by herself too!
turned on my radio on Sunday as I saw much plaid as we were leaving.
Saw and spoke to Dave G and crew (minus one twin) and Jim B taking care of
number 3 in the lodge. Spoke with Evan briefly in the single line and
Ranger Renson coming out of the basebox. Spotted Ben Bloom at one point
but was unable to make contact. Good weekend for plaid
Overall a a
spectacular weekend in VT. The snow, the PLAID, the family - what more
could you want??? How about a repeat? Hoping this weeks snow will
bring more fun and happiness this coming weekend.