Richard's Report - Sunday, 22 October 2006 7:32:14 PM

One Last Fling?

I awoke on Saturday morning to a fresh dusting of snow all the way down into the village. The visibility was not good and it kept snowing very lightly on and off all morning. Unlike Lynne, who went out to ski Summer Drift on Saturday (did you see my last report?), I decided that Sunday might be more enjoyable.

The temperature at Eagles Nest dropped to –10C early this morning and by the time we headed out (10:30am) the temp had jumped 16C to a pleasant +6C with a mild wind-chill of +1C. We got a few strange looks as we strolled out with skis on our backpacks. The snow had a 2cm soft surface on top of a firm base. Ray and I had 4 very enjoyable runs before we stopped for a short snack with the girls who had decided to not indulge in today’s fun in the sun.

I managed 20 turns on my first run but I suspect I did less on consequent runs as we played with the remains of the boarders' kicker in the middle of the slope.

In short we had a great time. Sorry to see it go.

High Noon - Friday pm and Saturday am
High Noon - Friday pm and Saturday am

Crackenback - Friday pm and Saturday am
Crackenback - Friday pm and Saturday am

Images from Saturday’s post lunch stroll
Images from Saturday’s post lunch stroll

Ray on Signature Hill
Ray on Signature Hill

Ray gets air, Annie snow surfing, Richard snapped by Lynne, no patch left unturned
Ray gets air, Annie snow surfing, Richard snapped by Lynne, no patch left unturned

Ray finds much more snow on Sig Hill than North Ramshead
Ray finds much more snow on Sig Hill than North Ramshead

The destination and the reward – photos by Annie
The destination and the reward – photos by Annie

Ray, Richard and that kicker– photos by Annie
Ray, Richard and that kicker– photos by Annie

Signature Hill trashed – possibly for the last time in 2006
Signature Hill trashed – possibly for the last time in 2006

I find it hard to believe that I actually got to have a ski and find it even harder to believe that we are still in October and there is hardly a patch of snow left anywhere in Australia.

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