Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day

In Commonwealth countries today is Boxing Day. In Australia it's a holiday devoted to sports - the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and the Boxing Day cricket test which is always held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

It's also my lovely wife's birthday so she gets to choose the activities for the day which normally means snowshoeing. But not today since Marie doesn't like to go when it's snowing. So that's one rain check (or snow check) on snowshoeing, good as soon as the sun comes back out.

Of course I don't mind skiing when it's snowing. Today I skied with my best friend Michael and the focus was on getting him comfortable in the powder and trees so no epic runs like Shadows or Closet, but we did get into the trees to skier's left of Sunnyside in a big way. Total vertical of 10,981 ft.

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