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Sunday, January 18th, 2004 · No Comments

I went skiing at Killington yesterday with Dan and Lauren, some friends from Vassar. Lauren and I were on the Vassar Ski Team together, so it was fun to have a bit of a ski team reunion (photo from February 1999). It was my second day skiing this season. The first was last month with my bro and Enoch, who is also a VC Ski Team alum. We were representin’ the ski team with our matching vests at Northstar.

Dan, Lauren, and I drove up to Vermont (a mere two hours from Saratoga) on Friday morning with plans to ski that day. We were greeted, however, by weather that was 50 below with the wind chill. All the lifts were closed. It was so cold, in fact, that I took off my glove in the parking lot for about 30 seconds to buy a lift ticket voucher from some guy, and I couldn’t feel my hand. I ran back to my car, blasted the heater, and defrosted my hand.

We lucked out with the weather on Saturday, though. It was sunny with blue skies and not terribly crowded, despite its being MLK weekend. The snow was mostly good with only occasional spots of ice. We had a really fun time and I can’t wait for the next trip, which will likely be to Whiteface.

It’s good to have friends with whom I can ski on this coast, too.

Tags: skiing