The racing season was over, so we managed to sleep in a bit plus Tara had a sleepover at a friend’s house. We headed to the hill after picking her up, so we weren’t too early for the club’s Fun Day. The day included some Dual courses and a BBQ.
It was a huge contrast from one year ago where there no blue sky and little snow, where the BBQ was held after the Winter Hating Heatwave killed all lift-served skiing within 100 miles from Ottawa. This Saturday’s temps were hovering around freezing and the snow surface was back to winter like thanks for the week’s snow. Edelweiss had all its trails open, from Easy Street to Shot Gun. I even saw some people ski the woods and the late off-the-map Tommy Pic.
Younger kids tackled each other on the dual course with brushes on Zoomer while the older kids raced against each-other, coaches, parents on Strief’s pitch. Morgane even challenged me to a race, I just had to leave my bag and camera with someone. The two top kids wanted to race against Mike Tommy, Olympian and two-time Canadian Champions (SL and GS) 30 years ago, now people only know him as Mikaela Tommy’s dad. Mike attacked the course and still skied fast and remembered to ski the gates.
At one point kids took some old skis to ski the mountain, woods and lost trails. Tara skied line along the woods and ski some bumps on upper Zoomer. Skiing all over, amazing to think how nothing was left last year. Today was a beautiful day. Edelweiss is still open for night skiing until Easter weekend. Get out, the skiing is great.
As for the club, parents helped pack everything up for next year. After 5-years the club prez was moving on to get more on the hill, he will be taking the role of head coach next season and let the ski school director concentrate on the ski school. Not sure where I’ll be next season, but my life is going is going to be very different with Morgane maybe moving from racing to coaching. Who knows about me? I’m still reflecting on my future.
I realized that morning that I didn’t really have much pictures from Edelweiss, so here is a small photographic tour of the terrain were skied on this day. There are only a few green runs off the other quad or Rockstar Terrain Park (aka Yodeler) that aren’t featured.
Edelweiss : March 23, 2013