Saturday, January 23, 2010

First day on skis

Words cannot describe the sight of our two little girls in ski gear. We headed up to Snowbowl 2 weeks ago and introduced them a sport they might grow to love one day (if I have anything to do with it). Both were all smiles after a few runs on the ropetow hill. Note: Bribing with candy does work.

Any other tips on getting wee ones to enjoy themselves on the hill?

First day on skis from O.P.I. on Vimeo.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Crappy winter so far

As many skier across the West are fighting depression and frustration, apparently in Italy they are having a great winter. The weather in Missoula has been quite dismal lately and well most of the winter. We got one nice storm last week, with about 18" falling that week. Snowbowl skied very well on Tuesday, a great day of storm riding. We lapped the bowls as quick as we could, then rushed back down to town to pick up the kids from daycare.

Right now at Snowbowl, they are reporting 55" on top and 21" at the base. The coral reef is officially set up on the south faces. The base overall is solid and not going anywhere unless we have a drastic warm spell. Coverage is decent as well. So if we can just the storm track come this way, we might forget this terrible dryspell that has been interspersed with lots of grey inverted days.

Here's some snow that brought a smile to my face.