Daily Archive: January 5, 2013

First Ski Day

Posted by Lauren

A wave of sleepy just washed over me… Nothing a 6 PM cup of coffee can’t fix. We were on the slopes for 4.5 hours today and didn’t take a lunch break. I’ll get to that in a minute though!

After I posted last night, Ronnie set out a huge thing of shepherd’s pie for all of us:


And some salad with sesame ginger dressing:


Ricky, Ronnie, Bradley, Kyle and I sat down to a classy dinner with Mozart blasting (upon Ricky’s insistence) to set the mood. It was all very classy. Naturally, the conversation took a serious turn to the education system in America and what Ricky would do to solve it. The future principal had some great ideas!


After dinner, seven more lease-mates showed up and the real party started…

Card games.




Fog machine.


We had a fun night. :) In the morning we ate a combined 30 eggo waffles (2 blueberry for me – that’s clearly the best flavor) before suiting up for the drive to Squaw Valley.


It was packed! The season pass ticket holder line was extra long, but you only have to stand in it once :)


Mid 40s. Sunny skies. Absolutely gorgeous views. And decent snow to boot.




I’m pretty familiar with Squaw Valley, but we took two new-to-me lines that ended up being very challenging. Double black diamond moguls? Whoopsies.


I used my Garmin for the first time while skiing. I only started the gps while skiing downhill and had it auto pause when stopped. Our 4.5 hours at Squaw translated to one hour of actively skiing downhill and almost 15 miles. I can’t wait to see what pops up when I plug it in to my computer!


And now I leave you with my favorite photo from our last run of the day: