11.25.2004

Pow-dah!

Well its getting time for bed here on Thanksgiving Day and the flakes are starting to fly! We got started around 10pm, and should have a few inches on the ground by morning. It is supposed to snow all day tomorrow, so lets hope it does, and we will have powder skiing for Saturday!

I went up this morning, got in a few hours at Beaver Creek before the Thanksgiving dinner. It was pretty good, the little bit of snow earlier in the week was just enough to add some new terrain openings for Thanksgiving. At the very top of the resort are a series of beginner runs, so they opened all of those, about 6 or 7 total, and 2 more lifts. The snow up there is all natural, no snowmaking on those trails, so even though it was sort of flat, the snow was good, and there was a 2 inch layer of fresh snow on top. The only drawback is that it is still early season, so there were a lot of saplings still poking through the snow, that is why you need "rock skis".

For dinner, one of the guys at work invited the office "orphans" up to his house where his wife made turkey and home-made trimmings such as wild rice, corn casserole, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. It was really good, and we all really appreciated the opportunity for a good home cooked meal when we were not able to make it home to our families. Before the dinner we were watching the Bears game, unfortunately Julius Jones had a better day than his brother and the Bears lost, but it was nice that the brothers were playing against each other on Thanksgiving so that the family could still be together. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, have a good time shopping with the crazies tomorrow, and I'll update you on this weekend's skiing... Think Snow (well for me anyway...)