We started skiing in Arapahoe Basin on October 27th. In eleven ski seasons, we have never skied anywhere in the world that early. There were only 2 runs open at A-Basin, they were very short and we only skied 2 runs. But Still.
Next we skied Keystone, another area we had never skied before. The runs that were open on November 7th were longer than the ones at A-Basin but the walk to the ski lifts from the free parking lot was awful...much too long. After 2 runs, we were out of there. But we had our Epic Photo taken at Keystone.
|The Epic Mix Snap of Dimitri and Audre at Keystone|
Our big news for the 2011-12 season is that we are enrolled in Vail's Master Camps (http://www.vail.com/ski-and-snowboard-school/adult-lessons/adult-lessons/specialty-programs.aspx#focusedlearning#Top). We started our first 5-day sessions in December. After that, we will have three weeks to practice and then we take our second 5-day session in January. After another three weeks, we will have our third and last 5-day session. The Focused Learning approach is very intense and very effective. Our Coach (we have elevated the bar--we are athletes and no longer have a ski instructor), Joel Fritz, is a veteran and his enthusiasm is infectious. There were only 2 other people in our Focused Learning Class--a couple from Edwards. We were all very compatible skiers (and foodies).
After the first 5 day session, Dimitri has "gotten it" and now looks like an instructor in the bumps! Audre's absorption rate is slower.
|Dimitri took a snap of our Master Camp Class with David, Joel and Mary|
And we didn't have any injuries during our Twelfth Entire Ski Season Skiing Somewhere in the World!