Category Archives: 2009 / 10 USA skiing

Day 29 – Morro Bay – LAX – Melbourne

Very nice being able to watch the light come up over the harbour while sipping champage and orange juice on the balcony – a pretty civilised start to the last day. Finished the impossible task of stuffing all the new … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Pacific Grove – Morro Bay

Up before sunrise and took breakfast stuff down to the rocky shoreline on Asilomar State Beach just down the road from the Bide-A-Wee – very peaceful. No rush this morning so vegged out for a bit before packing and heading … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Kings Beach – Tahoe XC – Pacific Grove. 13km skating (69 total)

Yes, I DO know the way to San Jose. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Could have easily just driven today, but couldn’t leave the lake without a last ski. Trails at Tahoe XC were sensational – beautifully groomed and … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Homewood. 2400m vertical (51300 total)

Last day on the tele skis – though didn’t do a single tele. Beautiful day, great views, warm, no wind – really enjoyed skiing in 2 layers and being warm instead of 4 layers and being cold. Snow was hard … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Toponah NV – Kings Beach CA

Woke to another sunny cold day and as suspected the local tyre dealer does NOT open Sundays. Although there are a number of gas stations in town, none do even the most modest of mechanical activities, so it’s either sit … Continue reading

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Day 25 – Bryce Canyon – Toponah NV. 4km touring (56 total)

Up before the sun and grabbed a quick first breakfast, then drove to Sunrise Point where – surprise, surprise – peple gather to watch sunrise over the hoodoos. Spectacular morning. Back to the room for second breakfast and pack up, … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Powder Mountain. 2200m vertical (48900 total)

My farewell to 2009 and my 92nd day on snow for the calendar year. I look forward to trying to better that sometime in the future. With a forecast of clearing weather I figured Alta would be like feeding time … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Alta. 3900m (46700 total)

POWDER DAY!!! Got up to see snow falling at the motel and the forecast still looking good, so decided the bus was definitely the go. Just managed to get the fresh snow off the car and to the park and … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Alta. 4200m vertical (42800 total)

Snowing lightly at the motel this morning and a series of events scheduled to bring snow over the next couple of days. Snow forecast to start late morning so didn’t rush up there – started snowin pretty much as I … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Solitude. 1450m vertical (38600 total). 6km classical (48 total)

MUCH better day. The fine weather is still hanging in as is the smog – you can now taste it in the valley. The inversions here would be one reason NOT to live in the bottom of the valley – … Continue reading

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