In February my beautiful fiance and I took some friends skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado. We went by ourselves last year and loved it, so this time we decided to share the awesomeness that is Crested Butte with others.
It was only my second time going “real” skiing, and it was exciting that I picked up almost right where I left off – comfortable with the Green slopes, and looking for a challenge.
On our second day of skiing, I got up the nerves to get on the Paradise chairlift. Not gonna lie – when we got to the top, I was intimidated. (Guess which run I took?)
But I made it down in one piece! I thought I was going to yard sale a couple of times, but I actually only fell once – when I was standing still in the base area not paying attention. I tried to turn around quickly, and down I went… Not my proudest moment. Given the upcoming wedding though, I’d have been killed had I done something really stupid and ended up in a cast!
By noon on the third day, my right shin was getting really sore and I had to hang it up a half day early. While I wished I could have stayed out longer, I accomplished everything I wanted, and even made it to the top of the Silver Queen lift! (Trust me, the slopes off Silver Queen were even more terrifying than the Paradise lift…)
When I got back home, I decided it was time to invest in some ski boots to make sure my feet and legs were in good shape next time. Rental gear isn’t exactly the greatest… I got a nice end of the season deal at Peter Glenn on a pair of Head Next Edge GMX boots, but now I’ve got to wait until next year to use them! Fail…