Well…. skiing is incredible!!! I am astounded at how amazing it is. I started with a lesson…learning how to clip my boots on to my skis… and then off we went… and I havent looked back…. just forward to where gravity takes me!
I have to say though it is a bit nerve wracking… learning to be “in control” all the time is the key… and time and focussing on my technique and awareness of what my body is doing is what my task is.
I followed Max on one run into the white fluffy stuff and he was yelling out “NOOOO” …. and when he got up he said he forgot I was following him and was trying to tell me to stay on the groomed bit. Mistake number one – leading me to the powder!!! OMG…. I stayed up and LOVED going through that white fluffy stuff on the shoulder of the run.
I have a VERY long way to go to say I am in the least bit competent …. but I am having the BEST time experiencing something new.
I also experienced something quite magical whilst it was snowing at Alta. The silence whilst the large flakes of snow drifted downwards; is difficult to explain. I felt like i was encapsulated in silence as if I was in one of those snow domes which had just been inverted. I was in a bubble of nothing but the settling of snowflakes. It was magical.
Off to more skiing now!!!….