Chris’s brother Ben and our friend Brian usually come to visit us in January or February. I think they’ve come together the past two years. This year, they came later than usual and arrived last weekend. They quickly learned that spring skiing and spring festivities can be just as fun as a winter powder day.
They arrived on Friday, just in time for us to take them to Pond Skimming at Canyons on Saturday.
Pond Skimming is an annual event at Canyons where participants try to make it across a pond of water on skis or a snowboard. This guy made it across, maybe because he’s so strong?
I got VIP passes into the event and took Brian in the VIP area for a beer.
This guy is known for always doing something pretty crazy. He won last year for riding a “diving board” into the pond. This year, he did a Tarzan theme and built a big frame that he was going to bring to the pond and swing through it into the water.
He went really slow down the slope to place it at the pond.
Um.. it didn’t work. His structure fell apart at the pond, just as he was going to swing trough it. Better luck next time buddy.
After pond skimming we went and took a few more runs and then went and got some cocktails and appetizers. Nice bloody mary!
On Sunday, we went to PCMR to mix it up a little bit. It wasn’t as sunny as Saturday, but still really nice.
Chris and Brian – you can notice the lack of snow a bit in this photo. It’s been such a warm spring and low snow year, we’ve had a hard time holding onto it! 🙁
On Monday, we did a program at Canyons called First Tracks. Chris has done it a couple times before, but Monday was my first time. We get to load the lifts an hour and half before the resort opens and take some of the first turns on many of the trails. I was sleepy, Ben and Brian wore me out over the weekend!
Sunrise off the Orange Bubble. During First Tracks we saw both a sunrise and a snowstorm complete with thunder. The weather was constantly changing and so were our runs. We did a soft groomer, an icy groomer and even a little bit of powder! What a crazy day!
Monday night we went to High West for dinner and some whiskey.
Cheers! Here’s Chris and Brian lookin’ fancy drinking whiskey.