Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Vail: end of day one
Man, I'm beat. It's been more than 14 years since I've been on skiis, and I've only boarded a couple times (Montana and Tahoe) since then. I'm really looking forward to getting back into this.
Vail is a pretty cool (albeit overpriced) place. I can't believe how big it is. And those back bowls are AMAZING. Everything dropping off of Headwall Ridge and The China Bowl was great. But I think one of my favorite runs in Colorado has got to be the last half of Cloud 9 along with Big Rock Park (you can kind of ski back and forth between the two). Pete's Bowl is just wicked cool. We only got to do it once toward the end of the day when they were shutting the mountain down, so I'm looking forward to returning tomorrow and seeing if I still feel the same way.
It's gonna be cold tomorrow. Today it reached about 27, but the sun was a constant. It was perfect. Tomorrow might hit 5 (yes, that's right, folks, 5 is the TOP of the predicted temp range for tomorrow). Supposedly it will be mostly overcast, but they said the same thing about today, so I've got my fingers crossed.
God, I love being on the mountain.
ps Somebody please shoot Nancy Grace and make the world a better place (it's on CNN --which I thought was a news station-- in the condo).