Monday, December 15, 2008

First run of the season

Saturday, December 13th 2008:

Okemo, Vermont

Awesome. Our first trip to the slopes this season to break out our gear during proper weather and boarding conditions.

We meet up with some HS'ers, as it's most of their first time.

Natalia & her boyfriend give the slope a try after some morning lessons at another location. Hardest part: getting off the lift. I still have some issues.

Natalia and I somehow managed to almost collide, which resulted in our wiping out. Sorry! Got a little too close for comfort.

Jack and Katherine brave their first try on the slopes (and the lift).

At the bottom...

looking good...although Jack was certainly feeling some pain as an earlier fall made him very weary. I was overall very impressed by everyone's ability to stay up for longer than 10 feet.

Apr├Ęs-ski (or rather -board) at the Sitting Bull in the base lodge, listening to some live music along with 20 or less other patrons.

Nothing like some hot chocolate with Baileys and some New England Clam Chowder after a few hours in the cold on the slopes.

It certainly does clear out wasn't even 6pm. But it sure looks a lot later.

Looking for more fun on the slopes!

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