The only thing better than skiing? Skiing for free! Thanks to the Warren Miller movie I went to a few weeks ago, I had a free voucher for a lift ticket at Winter Park that I used with my friend Chrissy today. Since I have the five mountain ski pass I don’t normally get to ski at Winter Park. In fact, I had never skied at Winter Park, so I was excited to see what it had to offer. Chrissy had the Winter Park ski pass last year, and when she told me that Winter Park reminded her of Narnia, I was immediately sold. If you’re trying to convince me to go somewhere, using the Narnia analogy is always a sure bet.
It was a really pretty day, albeit freezing, and the resort had gotten about 3 inches of snow the night before. Unfortunately, this meant that the runs were a crazy mix of an icy base, fake snow and powder. I also was wearing my ski boots wrong (yeah it happens), and I felt like I had no control over anything I was doing. It was definitely an off day for me. I still haven’t fallen at all this season, which puts me light years ahead of where I was at this time last season. However, there is a difference between making it down a run and making it down a run and feeling good about it.
Hanging on the lifts
Riding some cabriolets, the usual
In my experience though, a bad day of skiing is usually followed by a great day! Plus there’s no such thing as a bad day of skiing. I mean the day was still a win overall. Spending time in the mountains is always fun, and Chrissy was also an excellent DJ on the drive up. I’m not sure what rock I have been living under but Chrissy introduced me to a Mumford and Sons collaboration with the Dharohar Project. It’s this amazing combination of Mumford’s bluegrass and Indian music. I am newly obsessed.