Most hard core skiers have learned how to adapt to extreme temperatures and wind chill. One could not enjoy skiing if that was not the case. Each change in weather calls for appropriate layering of clothing. Face protection if a must in subzero or single digit temperatures. Toe warmers, hand warmers and other aids come into play as well. Nothing like a down sweater layer for the low temperature days.
Our geezer group at Greek Peak is a hardy bunch. For the hard core group it is rare that they will stay home on a below zero or single digits day. Even the octogenarians will be out there! The coffee breaks will come earlier and the total day will be shorter but the joy of braving the elements is still there. Early today some of us felt like the US Postal Service workers. Neither sleet, nor snow or rain will keep us from our appointed runs on the slope.
|Ice Man Larry|
|Ice Man Gerry|
Every day on the slopes brings a unique set of weather conditions. I guess for those of us who have a great passion for skiing the changes in the weather are just a part of the skiers life.