skiing in the catskills.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

catskill mountains

on christmas day we left for the frigid catskills to scratch our ski itch. i packed the hot hands (which failed to work) and doubled up on long johns. there is not enough aquaphor in shandaken, ny to fully recover one's skin from a full day of skiing in a blizzard. but i don't remember the last time i've had so much fun.

catskill mountains
skiing in the catskills

on the second day of skiing we were greeted with a blizzard that resulted in 15 inches of snow. i led us down a trail that was a bit to expert for my lack of expertise and i soon learned the importance of stopping on a dime. which leads me to the revelation.... skiing is stopping. if you can't stop, you can't ski.

catskill mountains
catskill mountains
emerson resort and spa

back at the resort we played a game called count my bruises. i won!

(instagram @beccabaust)


Jen said...

I'll live vicariously through you and your snow - mine has melted already. Great pics

Lauren said...

"If you can't stop, you can't ski." Words of wisdom. Skiing scares the bejeezus out of me, but I love ski lodge (in)activities. We've gotten snow in the last two days, but nowhere near 15 inches! That would be pretty awesome.

Kyla said...

Beautiful photos! I've always wanted to learn how to ski, it just seems like the perfect activity to do when it snows!

Allison said...

These pictures are beautiful, almost ethereal looking. Almost makes me willing to try skiing again...almost :)

Chelsey said...

That photo of the sky and the tops of the trees is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful pictures. I love this post! Did you see the Snow Fall multimedia feature in the NYT? This post reminded me of it.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Gah–what a perfect ski weekend! My little brother is working in Tahoe this year and my only resolution is to make a trip!

susan said...

Oh yikes, bruises...but sounds like a blast! I'm a snow bunny but have never been skiing, can you believe it?!

rebecca said...

wow. thanks for the link.

Luna said...

beautiful images

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