“Thunderwolf is spinning!” was the battle cry that echoed through the Sales and Marketing office this morning. I’d been here since 5am doing the snow report, and needed just such a call hit the slopes. “Hmmmmmm,” I thought to myself, “I believe we need a new The Way I Ski It. Let the research commence.” So under the guise of writing a new blog entry, I took a brief respite from my desk job and booted up.
I’m primarily a snowboarder, but in the spirit of our blog title, I dusted off my alpines and decided to take the easy way out. I walked across the plaza and headed to Ramcharger. As I skated towards the four-person lift line I heard people chatting about hitting the new terrain that was just unveiled: Wardance, Snake Pit, Bear Lair, Big Horn Colters and Blue Room - more runs to add to our already spectacular acreage.
Not being much of a skier anymore I decided I should take it easy with a nice wide cruiser and headed to Big Horn. The snow was carvy and fantastic, and the slopes crowd-free. I rolled to the bottom of Snake Pit where I watched Chris Kamman attack the new snow with style and vigor. The coverage looked great and, according to Chris, was soft and deep. We headed to the chair, hopped right on and caught our breath.
At the top I headed towards Silver Knife and began my descent back into reality: a budget meeting and a full email inbox. But just two runs on great snow were enough to have rejuvenated me, and back at my desk the feeling of flattened helmet-hair and a ski-flushed face remind me that my desk job isn’t so desky. Welcome back, ski season, I missed you.