hitting the slopes.

on saturday, brett & i headed to sugarbush for opening day on the slopes! i wasn't quite yet in the "ski mindset" yet given all the sunny and sometimes mild days we've encountered this fall, but brett was pumped to get some turns in and i was happy to oblige. we pulled out our gear, packed the skis, and headed to the mad river valley to meet brett's coworker aaron. we sunned ourselves in the parking lot for a bit, strapped into those stiff old boots, picked up our passes, and off we went. without much natural snow, sugarbush has done a great job taking advantage of cool nights to make snow. the base was good, but very hard. it always takes me a while to get my ski legs going, and i don't think i ever really hit my stride on saturday. we just enjoyed a few runs before we decided to call it a good warm up and head to the base for a beer & nachos. 

i'm hoping this winter will bring us plenty of fluffy white stuff. last winter was disappointing for all those who enjoy snow sports, and was a bit of a stinger for those of us who had recently come from snowy colorado. 

this will be brett & my 7th ski season together- wow!

today marks opening day at steamboat, and the opening of their 50th season! a little bit of my heart will always be in steamboat on opening day, where opening day is filled with hopes for a powder-filled season ahead and a strong economic season fueled by tourism. wishing my friends out there many a breakfast burrito, feet upon feet of champagne powder, safety, new adventure, and a high five at t-bar at the end of the day. enjoy.

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