My mom decided that she'd buy a ticket for her rogue son to return for Thanksgiving, so Astrid and I went skiing several times while there.
The skiing was quite good - we had a nice amount of snow for that time of year. We went a couple days to Alta and Snowbird. The first day out the snow was extremely heavy. It was difficult skiing in mineral basin - I felt like dying. I did manage to snap some photos of the last ski day in Alta.
Here I am on the first lift of the day. Blue skies makes
for good skiing!
Astrid preps for the first run - we took the High Traverse. Behind
her you can view the Salt Lake Valley in the distance
We jumped on the back face, but it was still a little heavy.
Watch Astrid negotiate some pow-pow
Here I am on the same face
Over the course of the day we migrated several times. I've
always been a little curious about the name of this run: "Glory Hole"
Here I am on another traverse. This picture is interesting
because in the background you can view Mt. Timpanogas
The runs on the sunny side were fun - here's an image of me
I crashed not more than 20 meters down the hill from here. The picture isn't very good, though...
At the end of the day I made a poor choice of runs in the back bowl.
We ended up in a lot of trees, and they weren't fun trees, either. We
were beat up at the end. Here's a nice picture of Alta at the end of
the day. The little guy on the tow rope is yours truly.
I think that I'd better exercise a little more for the next ski vacation (over Christmas break in Colorado). This one was fun, but I feel brutalized.