Good bye! I am never glad to see a snow season end, but this is about as close as I can get with the end of this season.
So, how was the 2011-2012 ski season?
Bad, very little about it was good.
- Lindsey Vonn
- My first day out.
- Two Westside Trips
- the Blackjack Season’s Pass
- The Indianhead Condo
Can there be any doubt about her phenomenal nearly record setting world cup season? Congratulations Lindsey on your great season.
My first day on the boards this season was great! A combination of exercise and watching world cup technique made for a great day out. It was a magical day of skiing.
I made two extended trips to Big Snow Country. Great times, to get away and relax and of course on the second one hang with great people.
Got the number of punches I needed to make it pay and I really like skiing at Blackjack!
What a great idea that was! We rented a condo with some friends instead of lodge hotel rooms. We cooked our dinner and breakfast. Once the skiing was done, we could relax instead of having to drive to a supper club, plus the company was great!
- Where was Sunshine?
- The lack of snow.
- The late start
- The early end
- Skiing Solo
- Another End of Season Injury
I only skied one day in something resembling sunshine and even then there was substantial clouds moving in and out.
Lack of snow affects not only skiing but all forms of winter recreation and a lack of snow hurts a lot of businesses I wan to see thrive. It was even noticeable here at this website.
I need to work harder on getting on the snow sooner and more.
Usually, skiing is going on at all of the resorts at Brule and in Big Snow Country, but they all have been closed for a week now.
I usually ski with family and friends, however, this year our calendars rarely matched up and usually I was skiing by myself.
My left side will remind me of the last day for some time yet to come. I was making good progress on recovery and when loading up the truck last Thursday I pulled a muscle and right now my whole left side is wracked by muscle spasms.
- Never mind the avalanches
While avalanches are not a concern here in the Upper Midwestern USA they are out West and in Europe. From all I can see, avalanches and avalanche deaths were up markedly this season, with a number of well known snow enthusiasts killed.
By all those same accounts, the number of non-avalanche snow fatalities was also up markedly this year. Barely a week went by without a a google news story passing on the reports of yet another skier getting killed (including a teenager from Wisconsin) on the slopes.
Well, 2011-2012 ski season goodbye, I will miss you, but not too much.