Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The ski patrol is dragging on. Since we finished our Outdoor Emergency Care training in November, we have been doing on-hill training, learning to run the Toboggans, Snow King protocol, working on our skiing skills and practicing mock scenarios on the hill. It is an exhausting day of skiing and I have been going one day a weekend and one evening a week throughout January, hoping to get checked off and become an active Patroller. Well ski season ends at the end of March. Not sure any of us will finish by then. It has become quite tedious to keep up the enthusiasm and quite the bummer because I can't ski with Mike, so he skis alone or not at all. I won't be going the next three weekends though because it's time to head to Albuquerque again.
On the bright side I found a deal to ski free at Park City any day you have a boarding pass for, so I quick changed my Sunday evening home ticket for a Monday morning ticket (I LOVE SOUTHWEST) and when Mike picks me up we'll go skiing for the day before driving home.
The snow and cold has been relentless. I want to attach a photo, but there have been so few sunny days. I'll just illustrate by saying that we almost can't see the frame of our trampoline, because the snow is too deep in the backyard!