Yay! We have officially started the ski season, even before the Durango Mountain Resort opened. Durango Mountain Resort is scheduled to open December 1st and we, like many other locals have been fearing, whether they are going to make it or not. It has been a perfect fall weather here, sunny, warm and no rain or snow. Well, perfect if you like it like that, but most of us locals have been waiting for the snow. And finally last night, we’ve got our first snow fall this year!
It was great! After celebrating Thanksgiving yesterday, and then waking up for the white all around us, it felt like Christmas this morning. Kids actually got up at the crack of dawn, and started asking when we can go out and play in the snow.
We were outside the whole morning, and even took our skis out and skied in our front yard! I don’t think it even qualifies as a bunny hill as a technical ski language point of view, but it literally is a bunny hill – we have a family of white cottontails living in the bushes. But the difficulty level is perfect to make our 4 year old to feel that he is doing a great job (that’s great!). We didn’t care that the slope isn’t really even a slope, and that we had to walk back up every two-minutes, we had a blast!
Oh, it was like seeing a long lost friend, when I took my skis out and tried the Burton jacket on again. My feet were hurting so bad afterwards, and I will defenately do the same a couple of times before heading to the mountains to get my feet used to my ski boots.
Even Matt took his snow board out, and the board gave him a few good rides. We just bought the snowboard last winter, and honestly, neither of us know what to do with it… But I’m planning on getting my own pair of snowboarding boots this winter, and try to learn a little bit on our private bunny hill. If I don’t brake any bones, I might consider taking classes at the Purgatory (the Durango Mountain Resort).
Here is one photo from our yard this morning. See the corner of our neighbour’s house at the right corner? And how “low” the snow cloud is? Pretty cool, huh? We live above 5000 feet, so it really is like living in the clouds sometimes. Oh and that cloud you see… it dumped a good amount more snow in our yard an hour later.