On Friday night, a great trip came together. I am in the midst of changing day jobs, so as part of the give and take, my wife gave me the green light to take a last weekend trip by myself. I texted my guru at Gore, Joe C., who was game. My goal for the weekend: to ski Lies and Rumor for the first time. The perfect storm of cancelled children's events and snowfall at Gore followed by spring conditions made it possible. Details on Saturday and Sunday below. I was lucky enough to get a total of 5 fun runs on Lies and Rumor before my legs gave out Sunday.
On day 1 I free skied. I arrived in North Creek at 1 a.m. with about 4 inches of heavy snow on the ground in the village. The next day, after a heard of folks skated away from the Gondi, they dropped the rope at 8:28 a.m. I was the second person on, after a young naval officer from LI based in Saratoga before taking a position on a sub.
Then, some fund skiing on Hawkeye and Chatty (Hawkeye pictures below) followed by dinner at Bar Vino
On day 2, it was on to Lies and Rumor. I don't have pics to post of Lies, but it was very nice, groomed, and forgiving. A lot of fun. After 3 runs on Lies, I went up to Rumor with Joe C., a cert III who had skied with me before in clinics and coached me up for Lies and Rumor. Needless to say, Rumor was awesome. We did two runs there. Skier's right had bigger bumps but a lower angle entry. Skier's left was steeper but I found that entry easier as there were no bumps for two or three turns.
I was lucky - I got a good set of days to go for it, and I know that I have a lot to learn before tackling Lies or Rumor in challenging conditions.
It was so nice to see some of you, and meet new friends like Bobby J and Nizchelle. All my best.
Thanks! I had really thin liners that I can ski with on moderate days, but I have hot hands (which I guess is better than cold hands), and I love said liners every season : )
I switched to my moderate gloves that are Serious brand, and then I have Serious Extreme, both relatively thin. It was a dumb idea not to use the Serious's to start with, but if that is the injury I get from Rumor (albeit on probably the most forgiving day of the season), I'll take it.
Glad to hear your wife is on the snow again. Can't wait to check out your TR - they are always amazing quality with great story lines.