Monday, 12 February 2018

Ski Trip Update

So we are now about 2 thirds through our trip and it is the coldest weather we have had today. 9 degrees Fahrenheit! Yikes that is Brrrrrr bone chilling cold when you are flying down the mountain in the wind.

Don't let the sun fool you it's ridiculous cold.

We could really use some more snow.. it's getting icy out on the runs. Look how dry it is down there in the valley.

It was busy on the mountain today because it's Sunday and we had a couple of inches of snow yesterday which bought out all the punters.... Red seems to be a popular ski jacket colour :)

Bad selfie time.... I didn't get the black helmet and jacket memo. :)

I love these little amenities cabins on the mountain crests. It makes me want to build a mini log cabin. The view from them isn't bad either.

The topography is so pretty up here in the high desert.

Got to love an empty run. I guess it's getting too cold to stay out. Apparently there is another storm coming through tonight so we are all doing a snow dance.

And here comes the storm! :) 

I tried to take some photos during the 20 minute blizzard we had yesterday but it is just way too cold to open your jacket, take your mitten off and get your phone out for a photo opportunity.... just sayin' ... ;)

This afternoon I'm taking pictures of all my Michael's purchases. I shall update you on that little excursion next post. :D 


  1. Glad you're having a good time! Looking forward to more pictures!

    1. Thanks Sheila, I'm having a fab time. I'll try to post more pics this week.

  2. Man time flies! What a beautiful place with the contrast of desert, snow and trees. I am a sucker for a good log cabin, too!
    I hope the last third of your vacay is padded with the best powder for fun skiing! Can't wait to see what look your virgin trip to Michael's produced! :))

    1. I know! Slightly sad that it's almost over. Not looking forward to going back to work. I have so many things I want to do and see and working is just getting in the way.. lol

  3. Hello Sam,
    It looks like you had a great trip. Those pictures are beautiful!
    Big hug

  4. It looks wonderful there, thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

  5. It looks so beautiful. And like it could actually be fun. Living in sunny South Africa, where it never snows, my only experience of snow was a misguided trip climbing Chimborazo (which is higher than Everest) three days after arriving in Equador. Nearly died of breathlessness, and hated the cold. If I ever develop a yearning to see snow again, I'm joining your party.
    Looking forward to the Michaels finds!

    1. Oh no! I hope that trip didn't turn you off snow for life! I understand where you are coming from as I live in Sunny Queensland where it never snows. :D My husband is American though and this is his sport. I learned to ski when we married so we would have a hobby in common and now I love it. Sometimes the cold is too much for my thin Queensland blood though. :)

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