Well folks I apologize for the delay but the family was in town. First and foremost let me say that I truly love and enjoy spending time with the family but I am completely worn out. After numerous flight delays everybody was finally in Big Sky and ready for a week of skiing and riding. Sunday and Monday were beautiful sunny days with a mix of some snow and cloud cover. We started off on the perfect “corduroy” that my mom loves so much.
We ventured all over the hill and found some nice stashes in the trees off Andesite. One of the greatest things about Big Sky Resort is that people of differing ability levels can play together. Where else can you drop you mom off at Big Horn and rip through the trees with your friends only to meet up with your corduroy skier at the bottom. Big Horn isn’t the only place you can do this either, there are tons of runs that give you this ability. After some après action in the Carabiner we moved to our condo to relax and make some dinner.
Wednesday and Thursday brought some cold weather that kept us to the groomers, mostly, but didn’t deter from the great time of being together. As we headed back to the condo the snow began falling and we took advantage of some sledding in the yard. Our neighbors built a jump and we stepped it up a notch, Bam! Can anyone say freestyle sledding? Matt Dodd, Patty Hamblin and my sister (Megan) teamed up for some death-defying stunts. Check out the pic.
Friday morning brought much snow up high and I talked Megan and her boyfriend, (Jeff) basically my brother-in-law, Jeff’s bro (Matt) and his girlfriend (Hallie) into hitting the Tram. Let me tell you, the light may have been a little flat but it was epic up there. It’s a great feeling to ride with your friends and family on any day but on a powder day, its awesome. Also, to take someone to the top and watch them conquer it for the first time just adds to the excitement. What a great way to end it.
With the family gone its back to work, but those days and the pictures will continue to bring a smile to face for the rest of the season. See you out there.