Sometimes you just do what you gotta do to get some skiing in. We have been pressed for time during the week for various reasons, making it harder to hit the slopes like we used to. We used to hit S6 2-3 times a week, and it was awesome, but with school and hockey and various other activities, it just can't be done. If we weren't doing the Ford Sayre thing we might not get any skiing done, which is a shame when you really think about it.
I assumed that as an employee we were limited to mid-week skiing only, but I learned that Sunday was an option, which sort of changes everything. N had a game on Sunday but it was at lunchtime, so there was time to ski afterward. I wasn't sure if he'd want to after his game but he was all for it, so we loaded all the ski gear and hockey equipment into the car and headed out. The game ended around 1:00, so we grabbed a bite to eat and we we were on the slopes by 2:00. The conditions were better than I'd thought they'd be, though it was more crowded than we were used to because we rarely ski on weekends. Not too bad, just more people than usual, which translated into a 1 or 2 person wait at the lift. I personally don't mind it because it makes it more interesting than when you're the only person on the hill. Plus, there was plenty of snow so the entire backside of the mountain is now open, which the kids like to ski.
It was a fun day of skiing, and afterward we got some bar mix and hot chocolate and watched the Super Bowl pre-game show. I know most of the guys behind the counter since they're all Inn employees and at one point or another I've worked a gig with them. One big happy family, as the saying goes.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to RuneVad for the pic.