Nadia, Marilyn, Pam, PJ, Joan, John, Mike and I headed out for a cold, yet fun ski last night. Conditions were absolutely perfect; it was one of the best nights of skiing yet this season due to a 2-4+” layer of fluffly powder that fell onto the hard-packed base the last couple nights. On nights like last night, I am always reminded of a paint-by-number painting my sister did when we were little girls, of Bambi in the snowy forest, because the snow was overlayed with a layer of glitter-stuff in the painting, and that is exactly how the snow looked, all glittery and sparkley.
We headed up sauna trail to do the lollipop route, which I haven’t done in quite some time. We broke trail until we reached the snowmobile trail, then broke more trail going up old FLT, and then headed back via R2, which had already been broken in by other skiers. The snow was perfect. We didn’t stick, but there wasn’t much sliding, either, going up the hills. Skiing felt somewhat effortless, as many stretches just required a double-poled push and you were off! Yet, going down steep hills was highly-controllable because of the perfect amount of fluffy snow to catch the ends of your skies on. Due to this, we came back to Mike’s via the Sauna trail, which we haven’t done in quite some time. It was difficult to quit skiing, but unfortunately most of us have to work the next day and can’t afford to spend all night out skiing. Bummer. I don’t know that conditions will be quite this fantastic for quite some time with the current weather prediction for Friday. Get out there while you can!!!