24th July saw me getting up at stoopid o'clock to head down to the snow with Steve and Alan W.
It snowed pretty much the whole day, which meant for super awesome snow all day, but not great visibility, made worse by goggles that kept steaming up and had heaps of blind spots around the edges. So a little frustrating and it meant I went a lot slower than my normally slow speed.
Heading up the Interceptor Quad
Another shot from the Interceptor Quad
Heading up the very pretty Ridge Quad. Unfortunately as I was taking these photos, I dropped a glove :( This was above Excelerator. I really didn't want to do Excelerator as it's very steep, but alas I had to retrieve it. Steve and Alan got there first and got it for me, but it was in a non-groomed bit so it was very icy and I stacked while trying to stop with them. Got a big bruise on my leg to show for it.
The ice on the trees was pretty cool. And this isn't even a lot - many other trees had heaps more ice.
From Side Saddle looking across to Blue Cow terminal. I had my other stack of the day down the bottom nearish the lift.
Looking from Blue Cow terminal across to Summit. Had lunch of a few snacks and just sat down for half an hour to recover from my morning.
More pretty snow on the trees
Looking down to Perisher resort
I don't think I've ever seen Lake Jindabyne so full!
Yesterday I had a play with the GPS track I took of the day. It was super cool! I took 17 lift rides (actually that reminds me, I need to create an account so I can look at the MyRide stats - ski passes are now all RFID and you swipe past them as you get on the lift, so you can see all your stats). I did 15 green runs (although a decent chunk of those were the very easy Pleasant Valley) and 3 blue runs. Next time I go I'm going to make much more of an effort to go on different runs and lifts all over the resort to make the GPS track look even better :)