cat skiing with cpg

Yesterday we got up at the crack of dawn (5:30am on a day off!) and headed to Girdwood with some Arctic Valley people for a day of cat skiing.  The forecast was for snow showers early in the day then partly cloudy skies.  Fortunately, the forecast was wrong and it was a beautiful day!

Originally, I had not planned on going because I have not skied much this year and wasn't sure if it would be fun if I was out of skiing shape.  John and I had a deal that if I didn't ski enough this year, he could go with someone else and I wasn't allowed to be mad (this was a very generous gift from some of the AV board members last year so JRW and I could spend some time together).  Long story short, I decided I wanted to go because I hate being left out of the fun.  So off we went!  I went fully expecting to make a few runs and then quit because I was sure my legs couldn't handle a full day of skiing.  I was right.  I went with the every other run method and ended up making four runs.  The snow was pretty good in some spots and super crusty in others (crust = my mortal enemy).  It was hard work but definitely fun just to be outside enjoying the sunshine.  

I got to ride in the front seat of the cat on the runs that I sat out.  That part might have been better than the skiing part!

Here are some shots from the day:

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Next year I plan on skiing more so we can do this again and I can enjoy the whole day!