Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Quick Day, Good Ride

On Saturday Keith and I went with Chad and Andrew to Squaw for the day. Leaving our house at 4:30am to get to Chad’s house and drive up was not the best, but we did get there by 8:30am in time for the lifts to be just opened. Keith rode with me the whole day and we were on blue runs (intermediate) all day. The first run the guys wanted to take me down was a black and at the top of the ridge. On that and a blue run there was a lot of wind coming up the slope. So much so that I chickened out on those runs and took the easy routes down. I’ll try them next time, but for now the high winds were a bit unnerving. At lunch we met up with Kelly and David. Unfortunately Kelly fell on her first run and dislocated her shoulder. We waited with her for ski patrol to come and then rode down to the Funitel with her on the sled. She was out but David continued to ride after her checkup at the medical facility. After riding all day and waking up early I was pretty wiped out towards the end. Keith and I rode down the three mile mountain run. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it and I did have to stop a couple of times, but I was able to make it down just fine. Next time I might have to try that at night since they light up the run until 9pm. All in all it was a good day and just what the doctor ordered. I want to get about four or five more days in this season so now I have to plan those trips.