Disclaimer: P&S cameras and washing machines do not get along well so all photos had to be taken on my phone.
As opening day drew nearer, the decision to go skiing looked like it woild not happen for me but at the last minuteon Friday morning, I called BFeller who was only 30 minutes away from passing through Winston Salem. I begged him to stop and pick me up so we set out for a really fun day.
Arrived around midmorning, and set out to the top of Upper Shawneehaw. The snow was actually very good and the grooming was good too. Of course we did not get there for first chair like some other SkiSE peeps.
The snow remained good throughout the day and held up much better than I anticipated given the temps in the 50s. The coverage was great and the few bare spots came from being ridden over and will easily be groomed out. It never got very soft and as the shadows came out around 3, it really started firming back up.
On the way home, we were surpised to see a familiar red truck parked outside AppNet so we stopped in and had a nice little visit. Thanks Mike!
Onto the pictures.
Ran into a couple of SkiSE folks who were already having a good time.
White Lightning looks the same as last year, let's hope that changes.
Robbins has a lot of big whales all the way down one side.
BFeller surveying Shawneehaw. If you look really hard, you can see a couple of rails set up at the merge of Upper and Lower Shawneehaw.
There was a little corduroy left for the Captain.
My first Beech day of the season! I had a blast!