(Last Updated On: May 3, 2012)
Some people think I’m crazy. Actually, I think most people think I’m crazy. Even here, in a town full of ski-crazed inhabitants, nearly everyone shake’s their head in wonder and disbelief when they find out I’m still skiing. Thankfully, I have a husband who likes it just as much as me.
On Saturday we set our initial sites on Axtell. Being the day after a storm that came in with a lot of wind, we decided to try to stay below treeline. As we drove out the Kebler Pass road, we quickly realized that the snow-bridge that had given skiers easy access to Axtell the week before was now melted. This doesn’t mean Axtell is impossible to ski. But, it certainly makes it harder to access- more difficult than we wanted to deal with for something like Axtell. So, we decided on a back-up plan– to “backcountry ski” at ski area we would go.
A look up the Gothic Road / East River Valley shows that the valley is quite dry. In fact, after skiing, we decided to check it out and could drive all the way to the closure at the East River crossing about a mile outside of Gothic.
With 112 days in the bag, I’m still in good shape to try to achieve my goal of 120 ski days. With my full-time job, this takes some work. Even more work in this bad snow year we are having. Still, I have hope and a goal. And I think I can get there if I continue to try 🙂 Who cares if they all think I’m crazy. I’ve never really been normal anyway. Most of all, I’m still having fun!