Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Whiteface

On Thursday and Friday we skied Whiteface mountain at Lake Placid, the sight of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The mountain is about 1km in height from the bottom of the gondola to the top of the highest ski run. The first day was -22 when we started skiing, but the sun was shinning making it a beautiful day. I had five layers under my jacket to keep warm, but i had to take my jumper off at lunch time because I was too hot. The skiing was great, there were plenty of runs for me to choose from. I kept off the hardest runs, but did go to the top once.

Whiteface from a distance


I'm the one in the red jacket. The gondola went 2/3's of the way up the mountain.



Our group from the top of the gondola. From the left Philip, Adam, Me, Laura, Steve, John, Andrew, Emilie.


Steve and Emilie; check out the backdrop.


Looking to the top of Whiteface. I skied down the run on the left.

My time at Whiteface was brilliant. The skiing was great, even though i am physically exhausted and have muscles that never want to don skis again. The hardest part was getting my legs working on day two. I crashed twice with the only injury being to my pride.

Thank you to the Sachs/Hachey clan for inviting me to join them on their annual ski trip.

Blessings,

Adrian XO

2 comments:

rachel esther said...

ahhh...WOW!!!

luke said...

Look's like a really nice place! I bet your having the best experience over there! Thinking of you and praying for you. Luke