Though Chad and I were tempted to forgo our plans for a Sunday morning trip to Sunlight in exchange for a few more hours of sleep, we stuck with our plans and got to the resort in time for a warm morning of spring skiing.
Day five of 10, only two days after our fourth trip, was a lovely way to end our week.
Day five: 3/7/21
Similar to our last visit, day five was a true spring blue bird day. It was again in the fifties, the sun was out (which made for icy conditions in the morning), our layers were light, and we felt right at home on the slopes. The more we go, the easier things get: we have a system down for packing, we know when we need to leave by, we are efficient in putting our gear on and together, and we’ve perfected our ski-out method for when it’s time to leave.
We didn’t stay quite as long this time, which was in-part due to soreness from our last visit. But the runs we did were incredible, and we were so thankful we went.
On the slopes
We kept things pretty similar to last time, with a few easy runs. We went through Ferret’s Hollow once again, as well as Cornice. We enjoyed a few quick runs at the beginning and end. For once, we didn’t do my favorite Ute, and I was okay with skipping this time around.
This time, I returned to my old board. I felt a bit more comfortable, though I keep imagining what it’d be like to have a new snowboard that I could rely on and trust 100%. Maybe next season that can be an investment I make? We’ll see. I was glad that I didn’t get stuck on any catwalks this time, which makes the experience about 1000000 times better.
My slut strands were out in full force, which also adds a little something special to the experience.
Chad had his poles this trip, and he claimed that he felt more confident and secure in his technical skis because he went without them last time. I agreed—Chad looked amazing on his turns! The only bummer is that without free hands, he couldn’t moon me this time. 🙂
Even though this was a quick visit, we felt happy and exhausted afterward. We were proud of ourselves for making the time to go and get some exercise. Plus, there’s something wonderful about lift rides up with your person, even when you’re sore and tired and need a little more coffee to wake up.
As promised, I hope to have more photos and less words as I go. 🙂