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Discussion: Skiing!

in: emilyr; emilyr > 2017-12-03

Dec 4, 2017 8:46 PM # 
Yay Oscar improving! Yay family ski bonding!

We left the mountain a wee bit earlier to beat the rush which worked perfectly. Which blue runs did you do?!
Dec 4, 2017 10:08 PM # 
That was smart. It took us 3 hours to get home.

And to be honest, I’m not completely sure since we were in a lesson and I just followed the instructor. It was all on Blackcomb. I think maybe cruiser, and jersey cream and another one, but even looking at a map isn’t really helping.
Dec 4, 2017 11:21 PM # 
Yeah for downhill skiing!! I'm jealous... Definitely wishing I could hit the slopes!

Alison's top tips for blue runs..... on Blackcomb off Crystal Chair - head down Rock and Roll/Twist and Shout/Zig Zag/etc.... all of those are soooo much fun, cruisy, not too busy (usually), not too steep. Also little bits of not-so-steep gladed runs if you want to give that a crack too!!

On Whister, either Symphony bowl or Pony Trail>Orange Peel.... also skiing Garbonzo lift is usually great if the snow is good that low - lots of fun runs in all directions, and the lines are usually way shorter there than Red Chair... if you're feeling really adventurous there are some summer MTB trails off Garbonzo that become icy glade runs in the winter for extra glade practice - I'll have to show you on a map if you want to know where those are!! Plus you can always get the gondola up from mid-station.

Now I want to go skiing... boo!!
Dec 5, 2017 12:07 AM # 
Thanks for the suggestions Alison! Cruisy, not busy, and not too steep all sound like what I like! And you'll be back skiing again before you know it :)

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