Ski 1:17:00  5.0 mi (15:24 / mi) +668m 10:53 / mi
Plan for weekend (revised):
Saturday: drive up with John, AT ski
Sunday: drive up to Craftsbury with Ken, Ski-O, then get a ride with parents from Chester to West Dover
Monday: maybe Dawn Patrol Mt Snow, maybe XC elsewhere because taper
This … worked?
Up with John to AT the RASTA trails at Brandon Gap. Conditions were decent. Not deep powder, but skiable. We are both not at all used to what downhill skis can do and super tentative, but damn tech bindings are so much better than whatever he had. Two laps down the first pitch, which was decent, then we went up to the Mount Goshen pitch. The top was superb. Powdery that high, open, fast, fun. The bottom was icy and sketchy. At one point I had to really lean on an edge to avoid a tree and damn, it worked so well. I need a few days at a resort to learn how to use these skis. $30 Thursdays at Sugarbush …
John was talking about another lap but I wanted to keep the damage to my exertion relatively low (under 1000m for the day) and also we'd be pushing light coming down and neither of us are good enough to ski a glade at dusk. It was the right decision.