The Pass Renewal Party was a good one, with, as always, Charlie the MC providing plenty of laughs with his No Pants jokes, skier antics high energy on stage. Always keeping us smiling and laughing that guy despite the fact that he is a dyed in the wool snowboarder and makes sure we know it. Oh, Charlie… don’t let that board go to your head… its all sliding on the snow nowadays…
To that one guy that went and tried to ski Bruces first run on a cold morning through coral and frozen vegetables…. wow, you don’t ski much do you? Still struggling to descend after we completed our third run, it made me think maybe I rushed too quickly to judge another, maybe I don’t know all that much about what someone else digs or not… and how different we all are as skiers as to what we like and how much we are willing to punish ourselves in the name of sport. Who knows, maybe frozen vegetables are what float this guy’s boat? He might just be pegging the Stokemeter by skiing that crap. Who am I to judge? Good humbling musings in front of a great ski day…
After a great morning of skiing with Central Pacific and Silver delivering the “groomed in the morning” goods and other slopes coming into play as they softened, the party raged on after all the prizes were given away throughout the afternoon in the upper lot (yeah, some character brought a keg of Chili Beso for Christsakes). Don Smith, of Smith Video Projections showed up with his Casio keyboard to lead us all in his original composition of “Sliden on the Snow” while dancers danced a little skiers jig and others clapped their way into happiness. The music and beer were flowing after a great ski day and we had a ball until the waning sunlight forced us down the hill. Joining Don were Nai’a Selby on vocals, as well as Joey Rolshoven and Noa Selby on Cone Percussion. The dancers like JC and others just kinda came out of the woodwork looking to celebrate what has been a historical season.
Finally, thanks to Mt. Rose for once again providing a great celebration of spring and letting all of us who love this mountain to play together while working toward breaking the land speed record or seeing if we can touch at least God’s big toe off one of the jumps in Double Down. All of us love this mountain and the time we get to play together on and over it!
Have a great day everyone
Six Degrees warmer today will have the snow warm up and soften quicker with some possibility of sticky stuff later in the afternoon with the sun at such a summer angle. Less wind will also aid in the warming. A more typical spring day on Rose than yesterday to be sure.