Many of the Tough Old Geezer Skiers were there and all of us were jockeying to get the first runs on the pristine snow. The first runs were classic. Pat Ryan and I started down a slope together and I managed to stay ahead of him for part of the run. On the gentle slope it was hard to get much momentum so Pat railed into my tracks, got extra momentum, and passed me into Christies Run. He began throwing up contrails of powder in my face! A beautiful run with great style. I would have liked to have taken a photo, but I was too busy enjoying my own fresh tracks.
|Early Tracks on Iliad|
I would have liked to stayed on the hill longer than I did but I resisted the powder seduction and stopped at an appropriate time. I am thankful the powder didn't happen yesterday. Following a tooth extraction on Thursday I was in no condition to handle any kind of skiing.