Days 36 & 37 since October. 20-21 at Edelweiss in just over 2 months, since December 12th. Did I ever mentioned that I’ve never skied more than 17 times at the same ski area in a single season since I’ve been tracking my days over 30 seasons ago?
To my defense, I knew exactly what I was giving up this season when I started the my kids wants to race post back in September. I’m not having buyer’s remorse, but I’m definitely having Edelweiss / locals / small hill fatigued. That was my biggest negative when my daughter told me she wanted to race. It would be okay if she would race for Whiteface, MRG or Sugarloaf…yeck I would even settle for Tremblant, but the logistics of being far from those ski areas didn’t make feasible.
I just need the big vertical, I don’t really care about the conditions. I’m getting tired of skiing Zoomer and Strief. I remember that I had a similar feeling in the last few seasons when I raced in University back in the early 90s. Those seven seasons pushed me to go further once no longer racing. Avoiding any small hills with a passion. Anyway, I was looking forward to get away at March Break.
I cannot remember the specific of these days, that is the problem with days like these. There was another Kunstadt Demo day on Sunday and I tried a few skis, however the Stocki was on a trial basis for the store and they didn’t have the only pair. Contrary to the previous demo day earlier in the month, I didn’t see anything that I really like. I guess it was that type of weekend.
This was the first weekend of non racing weekend for her since that last demo day. This was going to be good for her. Saturday was Slalom and Sunday GS training. Temperature started off at -15c on the first day and warm up to -10c. It was a bit warmer on Sunday with a -13c to -5c change during that day. It had also snow a bit overnight.
While Morgane was training, I was either skiing solo or with parents and grand-parents. Ted and Gail are pretty amazing, they are here every day regardless of the conditions. They have 3 grandkids in the race program, their son is the prez of the Club and fellow Masters racers before his injuries the previous season. For and foremost, I’ve known Ted and Gail from their own Masters racing days. Gail had one to two hips replacements in her sixties, but still came back for a few races. They weren’t competitive with most of us, but they participate and where amongst the regulars on our Wednesday night series. They stopped racing shortly after they retired as they preferred natural light for their skiing. I might be mistaken, but I believe they are about my mother’s age and still skiing. My mom had stopped Alpine skiing in her sixties. I don’t know how they do it…out everyday and skiing Edelweiss now that they are retired. It’s great exercise and they probably get way more run per day at Edelweiss than I do. I don’t think I could do it in the future. I cannot even do it now.
Always great fun to ski with them. Next week I’m going to Jay Peak for the Northeast Ski Blogger Summit so hopefully it’s going to cheer my spirits’ up until we go on March break.
This is what happens when your Suunto datalog fills up. I skied 12 runs on Saturday and 14 on Sunday.