Looks like skiing is the sport of choice for both FM and FG. Yesterday, we drove the short 45 minutes to Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, NY. The snow was great with more falling as we were there. I chose not to participate since I don’t have any of the equipment I need for the slopes ~ not even ski pants.
I think back to 20 years ago when I first learned to ski. Longer was better as far as skis go but now shorter is all the rage and so much easier to control your way down the slopes. I used the shorter skis when we went to Garmisch, Germany and it made such a huge difference in the control.
Snow Ridge offers both private and semi-private lessons which I will take full advantage of once I get all my equipment ~ it takes a lot to be outfitted for skiing. There’s the clothes, the skis, poles, goggles, face mask for bone chilling days like yesterday, and, of course, what I refer to as the torture boots. All that stuff while attempting to look good without breaking the bank. Thankfully, there are lots of ski swaps going on around town and we won’t have to shell out a fortune (I hope).
One thing I’ve never tried is night skiing ~ we’re going to attempt it sometime in the next couple of weeks. Well, that’s if I can even see. It might be a little tough with my poor night vision, glasses and goggles.
Hmm…I really need to look into lasik surgery.