(Last Updated On: January 5, 2009)
Mini-golf is something skiers talk about when they refer to short pitches. They are nice for high-consequence, technical lines, and when conditions are a little sketchy. While our snowpack is getting better here in Crested Butte, we still aren’t at a point where we can just ski everything we see with no worries. So, when Jason, Eric, and Seton offered to show Brittany, Zach, rob, and I their golf course, we jumped at the chance. The light was a little gray, so the photos aren’t great, but here they are:
It was a great day. My first run was my favorite so far this year. I had some snow moving with me, but I got out in front of it just in time and raced it to the bottom. Playing with slough really brings another element to skiing, kind of like a surfer in a tube (or so I’ve always thought, as a non-surfer). We’ll be looking forward to hitting this area again soon.