Sunday, February 20, 2011

Skiing at Quechee

They have this great deal to ski at Quechee, and it ends this week, so we figured we’d give it a go. There were several factors motivating us, one of which was this deal. You get discounted day passes, something we never get (we always do half-days or end of days, it’s more affordable) along with $5 vouchers off lunch. Say no more, sign us up.

Also, the weather is really strange, and it’s supposed to rain later in the week, then freeze up again. Kind of bummer, but such is life in Vermont. We spent the morning doing our school work and then cleaning up and making beds. I loaded up the car and we hit the slopes.

First off, I was amazed at how empty the hill was. There were literally 10 people there, including us. Normally this is a good thing, but I think it’s good to have at least a few people out there. Otherwise, it gets kind of strange and lonely, but that may be due to the fact that I’m such a social butterfly. Also, it was so warm, and we all took off our coats. I was skiing with a sweatshirt over my t-shirt and thermals, and even that was warm. The snow was soft as powdered sugar, which slowed us down a bit but also emboldened us to really go for it, and go for it we did.

We also saw our friends, the Es, as well as our long lost friends the Ks, all home schoolers. The kids all skied together for a bit before we headed to the lodge and had lunch. I spoke to DE about the possibility of racing for A&N, and we’ll talk more about that later. The Es had to go, so we hung out with the Ks and I caught up with SK, who I haven’t seen in years. Strange.

We went back to the skiing and literally closed the runs. The hill closes at 4:00, at which time the ski patrol rides the chair and are the last ones up and down. We managed to squeak in right before them, so that was kind of cool. One more run to finish the day. The lodge was closed, so we got some cocoa at the Jiffy Mart, then home to make supper to end a beautiful day.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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