Yahoo! My first day on snow!!
The season finally got underway here in the Northwest. Mt. Baker is an area north of Seattle that always gets a lot of snow and they opened today. My thoughts for the first day:
Wow! I've forgotten what new ski boots feel like. After a run or two, my toes were numb, and I had to unbuckle after every run. I worked on trying to get a feel for how much I need to get the left boot canted, and by working with duct tape (4 pieces of duct tape equal 1mm by the way), I need to have my left boot canted about 1.5 mm.
It's funny how your body uses muscles. Even though I work out consistently, I can feel that comfortable ache in the skiing-specific muscles. Unfortunately, at age 50, I can also feel the ache in the old knees.
Another strange thought: as a skier, I was truly in the minority today. I bet 90% of the people up there were boarders... don't skiers get excited anymore?
Now I can't wait until next week!