Day 49 – Spring skiing

I woke up today feeling surprisingly OK – no quad pain and normal knee issues. I even managed to sneak in a full 8 hours of sleep. And then today I spent all day wearing these.


J had got some tickets to Snowbasin during a fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center and we have some friends who have season passes so we decided we needed to make a trip up north to check it out. Plus, time is ticking on ski season here in Utah.


Snowbasin is about an hour north of SLC and is where the downhill skiing events were held during the winter Olympics in 2002. It has a ton of acreage and a lot more vertical that some of the resorts we typically ski. As a bonus we had beautiful blue skies and almost no lift lines. I can honestly say it has the best views of any of the ski resorts here in Utah.

Also, it’s pretty fancy. Here’s the chandelier we had lunch under.


We managed about 9 runs – including a bunch of steeper stuff that would normally be outside of my comfort zone – before my quads gave out and we had to call it a day.



In true ski bum style we tailgated in the parking lot afterwards with some burgers and beers.


Tonight we’re recovering with our typical apres ski drink – white Russians to celebrate a great days skiing and maybe the last great ski day of the year.

Back to running tomorrow!


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