While I was finally able to get into a groove riding, I decided this would be a great opportunity to explore new territory. Welcome: Skiing. Even with living a few miles from Mt. Brighton, the enormous 250ft hill in Michigan, I have never downhill skied a day in my life. I figured if I was going to give it a go, I was going big. My friends Brent and Ryan joined me for a few hours on our local ski area this morning.
Leaving the lot around 9:30 as the only vehicles, we stuck our climbing skins to our skiis and started the ski to the top of the resort. 1,800ft later topping out around 10,000ft, we pulled the skins, threw on helmets, jackets and gloves for the descent down. A quick morning PBR gave some liquid courage as I stared down at my first descent ever. A black diamond with a 3ft powder base.
Happy Turkey Day to everyone this week. Weather in our region looks good. Might have to take the 1.5hr excursion to Moab for some riding and camping for a day or so!