| Yours Truly triumphantly riding up on the chair lift to the top of |
It is true that, in spite of my
At Big Powderhorn, they have chair lifts! And plenty of 'em! I consider this to be a marvelous advance in ski technology and it is high time it was done! It was deliciously relaxing riding up above the powdery whiteness, though a little unnerving to watch reckless snowboarders and novice skiers whizzing directly below my chair! There was a momentary awkwardness when the silly chair reached the top and the foolish man there failed to stop the lift so that I could gracefully disembark, but with my usual aplomb, I nimbly hopped off and performed a very difficult and highly admired sit-ski** over to the top of the hill
I was greeted there by my two handsome sons, both expert snowboarders, naturally (they are my sons, after all!). We sporty people tend to pass our sporty genes on to the next generation. You're welcome, kids.
|Edward (l) and Kenneth|
No sooner did I arrive at the top of the hill for my first descent, than these two
Unruffled, I simply made it my business to
Later, the boys and I met on top of an even higher run, where I once again shared my helpful hints:
I think it is safe to say that, thanks to my knowledgable presence, everyone had a wonderful time!
*Not that this ever happened to me, of course.
**Technically, this means that I slid off the ramp after sitting down hard on my skis and could not get up again. However, this is very difficult to do! (I got the hang of the lift exit maneuver