Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter, where did you go?

Winter, oh winter where have you gone? 

This warm rainy trend is getting old. At least we've had some sunshine over the weekend. The snow sucks... it's literally been an ice rink off the groomer, and sometimes on the groomers for the past week. It's been hitting close to 50 degrees, and a couple days over that even at the top of the mountain. The snow is melting away... new patches of mud, rocks, and trees are appearing almost hourly. Mother nature is drunk and needs to sober up! 

It's still just JANUARY and it feels like it's April. Regardless, riding has still been fun. It reminds me of riding back home with all the icy groomers and super hard pack snow.

Dustin has a fun little terrain park built. There's a jump that's about 20ft to the sweet spot, a rail, and a box. If it wasn't for that, I'm sure there would be a lot of bored shredders out there. Hopefully the temps will drop, the snow will return, and we can get back to shredding the awesome AK pow that we all love. 

Our level 2 exam prep clinic was supposed to be yesterday and today. Our clinician's flight couldn't make it to Juneau because of the dense fog that's been hanging around at sea level for the past 3 days. No flights have made it in or out in the past few days. Poor guy has been airport living for at least 2 days and is now on his way back home. :( Even though that didn't work out, all of us that are going for our level 2 went out and clinic-ed ourselves and it was amazing. We are such a good team and we worked on lots of things that we probably would've worked on in the clinic. I feel like I learned more yesterday than I have all season. Hopefully today will be the same trend. 

Group shot!

The beautiful blue sky and sunshine... and that fog that screwed up our clinic! 

 Sarah and I soaking up the sun.

Me taking in some sun...

Had a bonfire last night on the beach. Twas amazing :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Woah! Where did time go?! Christmas has passed and today is New Years, so I guess that means I need to update my blog and get the new year started off on the right foot!

2014... 2014?! 
I had to write the date today, and 2014 just seems so weird. Seems like the years go by faster and faster!

Nothing too exciting has happened since my last post. Christmas came and gone. I missed spending time with my family over the holiday. Dustin and I had a nice, quiet Christmas... and New Years Eve. I was in bed by 10! I know I know, it was an 'old lady' move, but I was SO tired from busy days at the mountain and there was no way I could stay up and party and still have a smiling face this morning at work. Speaking of the mountain, we have been super busy with the holiday camps, and Dustin and I both have had full days for the past week and a half. We were lucky to get the afternoon off today since it was rainy and pretty crappy weather at the mountain. The rain didn't bother me much at all today since my new Burton AK pants came in the mail last night! I am SO happy to have good quality, waterproof pants now. No more wet ass from the chairlift! Dustin got new Anon goggles and AK gloves, which he desperately needed. We are finding out that in the snow world, you get what you pay for. Cheap gear has you buying new cheap gear season after season. Buying the higher end, good quality gear has you set on gear for multiple seasons! It may be more expensive up front, but it's definitely a money saver in the long run. 

I've still been on track with my workouts. I've been incorporating the T25 program into my P90X routine and it's so much fun! It's nice to have a bit of a change. P90X is a great program, but the routines can get a bit boring once you've done them multiple times... but they still make you sweat and get the job done! T25 is another Beachbody program, but it's only 25 minutes from start to finish, compared to the average hour long workouts of P90X. My plan is to use the T25 cardio workouts in place of the cardio P90X workouts throughout the rest of this round, then start the T25 program from the beginning and complete a round of that. Yeah, if you haven't noticed, I'm determined to get in shape! 

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and an eventful New Years! Good luck with those resolutions! ;)

Here is a few quick Instagram photos from the past couple weeks...

Powder day

Powder day in the trees

Our drive home is pretty :)

View from the ridge on a low cloud/overcast day

The colors of the sky that morning was magical