And just like that, we’re done! How we managed to get basically only 1 day of REAL spring skiing conditions, is beyond me! But hopefully you all will have the chance to enjoy a little more once it warms up.
Saturday, while I was in North Carolina enjoying the 70 degree weather and having my brains explode with grad school overload, the Sharp Knives finally made it into Slidebrook with Craig and Ryan’s group! Luckily enough, Craig was the Sharp Knives’ sub coach- so it sounds like he led them into some exciting woods all over the mountain. When I returned, he raved about the group and how excellent of skiers they are- but that they could keep working on their cardio and endurance in the woods. Awesome job girls, and keep pushing yourselves! I’m so glad it worked out perfect and they got in to Slidebrook.
Sunday, we did a few mid-mountain woods runs, and met at the Nastar course to do the Fun Race with family members. The timing for the course wasn’t working, so it really was just that- a fun race! A handful of the girls raced their parents, with good results (minus Erin hitting a gate too hard, and the Knives’ trusty coach catching an edge and sliding down Nastar as well– but I didn’t tell you that)!
Right before the BBQ and picnic (Kayden we hope your thumb heals quickly, sending good vibes your way!, and we certainly missed the rest of you who couldn’t make it to the party), we ventured up to Castlerock with Mitch’s group and did Poop Chute, which was fabulous. Good snow, good lines, and good people, enjoying our last Blazer run together! It was also nice to check off yet another woods route on the trail map that we hadn’t done yet this year. Just goes to show, you can ski hard all season and there are STILL lines to be found!
It was an epic season, not only in terms of snow and COOOLLDDD, but the fun and learning with the Knives. We had a great time together and I will miss them and Sugarbush a lot. If anyone will be up this weekend, keep an eye out (I’ll be my own green jacket) because I’ll be getting my one last weekend of skiing in before heading off to Washington and then Alaska for the summer, and would love to see you. Thanks to everyone for a great season full of GirlPowDer!!!!!!