The trip was just that as the weather was perfect with snow every night and great ski conditions during the day. I and 31 other lucky skiers enjoyed the trip with no lift lines and skiing until your legs gave out. Every day was better than the day before and we all felt like it went way too fast.
Day one was one of finding your condo and getting changed. Paul Woodson and Tammy Wiley went on an unexpected tour of Mountain Village by going down the gondola the wrong way off of the mountain. After walking around the village and then getting the bus driver totally confused they discovered where they went wrong and headed home a couple of hours later than expected. Bette and Charlie Wood led a group of us over the Plunge and it made for a great experience. Martin Thee was somewhere on the mountain on his snowboard all day long while Lillian took some of the safer routes to come off the top. Dolores Hopeman skied with family members Stacey and Traci Witter along with their kids Jordan and Cale. Susan and Gary Jones were out with Bob Thompson, Dennis Geske, and Gary’s brother Steve when coming off of lift 12 Bob convinced the group to test some virgin powder. Gary fell first, followed by Steve and the best of all was Dennis’s somersault and spackled crack maneuver. Bob bashed the trees and patiently waited for the rest of the group to slowly maneuver forest. A trail with no name was very memorable for all. Randy Montgomery discovered that he and Keith Ahpeatone had gone to grade school together and were in the same classes, even playing on the same ball team. Ole Powell and Peggy Hepler had lots of fun going down all the runs, while Kathy Evans and her daughter Acacia Croy were seen briefly flying by on the slopes. They were there from opening till closing every day. Gary Hunter, Craig Seymour and Linda Wells all enjoyed the Mountain along with all of their ski buddies. Janie Hlinicky and Judy Dyer went on a hike the last morning and spotted some land that Janie wants to invest in. Debi Meyer and Eli Walter skied all day every day, enjoying the views as much as the snow. We had a wine & cheese gathering on the last night and it was decided that we would leave an hour later so we could have more time on the mountain which met with an enthusiastic approval. The trip home was long and uneventful with a bunch of tired friends telling stories about the previous days. Sleep was welcomed riding home during the night and we arrived home safely on Monday morning.
Posted on Fri, May 22, 2009
by Dave Dyer, Trip Captain