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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Haven't Done This in a While


Though it seems weird to now after several days of spring-like weather, we actually went snow-skiing last Thursday. It is hard to believe that there is this much snow only an hour's drive from our home. We had about 1/2" back home (enough to close county schools), but there were about six new inches at Beech Mountain, North Carolina. They were also taking advantage of the cold temperatures to make snow. This snow-making is very noisy and makes me appreciate the quietness of snow-skiing in Colorado.
Nathan and Rebecca were unable to come because they had play practice to attend, but Noah and Caleb both learned quickly - completely bypassing the bunny slope. In fact, after just one trip down, Caleb got back on the lift and went up himself.
We could have made lots more pictures, but it turns out my camera does not operate well at 18 degrees.

5 comments:

Ann said...

We had about 2 inches of snow overnight, but much of it is melted now. We did get a day off of school, but we won't be doing any snow skiing. Did Terry go skiing too or just you and the boys?

The Huneycutt Family said...

The going downhill part sounds fun, but not the ski lift part. If you remember, that wasn't my best event. I wish we had some ski slopes a little closer to us. We did get some pretty snow last night; an hour south of here got 12 inches!

Susan Seaman said...

Terry went, too. In fact, he did all the teaching with the boys.

Noah was a little freaked out with the lift at first, but he did fine.

Matt said...

Sounds fun. Even we have to drive 4 hours to get to a ski slope. I didn't realize there was anything that close to where you guys live. Two weeks ago we got a pretty big storm. I was leading a group of beginners in the Stanford Outdoor Education Program out on a backpacking trip in the snow. When we hit the trailhead we had about 2 feet of fresh snow and we got 1.5 more feet during the next 24 hours. It was fun but made for very slow travel. We climbed about 1000 feet up a mountain (which if the weather had been good we probably would have summited after 2000 more feet of climbing). The students and other instructors were on snowshoes, but I was on skis. Even the short climb made for a fun ski descent down the mountain.

Matt said...

Sounds fun. Even we have to drive 4 hours to get to a ski slope. I didn't realize there was anything that close to where you guys live. Two weeks ago we got a pretty big storm. I was leading a group of beginners in the Stanford Outdoor Education Program out on a backpacking trip in the snow. When we hit the trailhead we had about 2 feet of fresh snow and we got 1.5 more feet during the next 24 hours. It was fun but made for very slow travel. We climbed about 1000 feet up a mountain (which if the weather had been good we probably would have summited after 2000 more feet of climbing). The students and other instructors were on snowshoes, but I was on skis. Even the short climb made for a fun ski descent down the mountain.