It seemed so odd to be on a ski hill without skis and yet it was somehow very freeing. We got to wander the ski terrain, including the scenic out of bounds zone, where there were very few tracks. We may not have been skiing, but, we did indeed make tracks along two mountain tops, as well as in the Village. Given the altitude, our visitors were out of breath from time to time, but who would not be at over 8,000 feet ASL
Snippets of a Day:
- As we were standing on top of Standish lift, a couple of skiers slid by and stopped to chat. The one gentleman paused to say…”see those tracks way over there…I made those. And if you want to wait, I am going to make some more. And they were off.
- We stepped off the packed trail several times and were definitely in snow up to our knees.
- We were looked on as an oddity by the skiers and boarders for a while, until we explained that our lift ticket only cost $40 while theirs cost $139.
- In one photo below, my wife is down on one knee as if she is Telemark skiing. On a slippery slope so to speak.