So how did I justify breaking my vow? The answer was caution for every turn approaching the snow making area. Caution meant reading the snow surface, slowing down and raising my alert level to red! Thankfully I had no mishaps.
Early season skiing can be challenging and sometimes one wonders whether the risk is worth the reward. If you don't press the envelope too far you can have a good time without injury. The bright sunshine today also gave great visibility as a mitigating factor.
It is one thing to ride a lift to access marginal conditions but would anyone hike to do the same? Answer: My son Colin chose to hike Mad River Glen today to ski a sheet of ice. Ah yes the vigor of youth!
Caution is always a good idea for geezer skiers. Only a few geezers were on the slope today likely for that reason. Here is hoping for more snow and better conditions.
|2012-2013 Snow Making Day at Greek Peak|