Be jealous all you snow nuts back in Australia, last weekend I was skiing! Rob and Cherie graciously invited me up to their lodge in Truckee near Lake Tahoe. Naturally I jumped at the chance. 🙂 Yenyi and Jason also came as did Colin, a travelling Scot and friend of Rob’s. Great company all-round.
We were very fortunate, the weather and snow conditions couldn’t have been any better. There was a big dump (a couple of feet) toward the end of the week so when we headed up to Sugar Bowl on the Saturday we had lovely deep powder to play in. Fantastic! Sunday we went to Squaw Valley and found the conditions to be at least as good.
I was couldn’t help but giggle with delight skiing down the mountains.
I had horrible hire boots on the Saturday which gave me wicked-sore feet and calves, so at the end of the day I cracked it and went to one of the nearby ski shops. I was fitted up and they found me a great pair of Nordica ski boots. They’d been used for one day by a guy who brought them back and so I bought them at half price. Sweet. 🙂
I realised on Sunday that I should have bought my own pair years ago. Amazing how much better I felt!
Anyway, the weekend was great, I had a absolute ball. I skied mostly with Rob and Colin and, since they are much better skiers than I, they pushed me pretty hard going down some pretty challenging runs. Perfect; it’s the best way to learn. Thanks for the lessons guys!
Here are some photos.
Jase in Action
Rob, the poser. 😉
Obligatory group photos
Last run of the day at Squaw (hereby dubbed “Yenyi’s Fire”)