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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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