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Skied at Winter Park on December 1, 2018

My first day back on the slopes!

We decided not to ski during the early season since we were still working on getting a little one-year-old comfortable with the cold. It turns out wearing gloves is not a natural or wonderful thing to a baby.

Since the gondola at Winter Park’s base is not yet finished I headed up the only chair that could get me to the rest of the mountain: Gemini Express. It’s a nice little chair by the ski school area and I had never actually been on it before. The morning train rolled by (just yards away) and I headed up on one of the first chairs around 8:30 AM.

From the top of Gemini you can then wander off to some beginner terrain and terrain park or head straight ahead towards Snoasis to jump on Eskimo Express or Prospector Express. I chose Eskimo so I could wander from right to left across on all of the chairs and see the terrain.

I moved from Eskimo over to Olympia over to High Lonsome and then came back for a lap on the Looking Glass chair. I was looking for some powder stashes in the trees but since it was still early enough there were ropes up everywhere.

Some powder in the trees near Looking Glass and Olympia at Winter Park on December 1, 2018

Oh well! After about 90 minutes (8 runs and no lines though) I wrapped up and headed back down to swap spots with Rachel and watch the kiddo at the base while she skied. This may be our new routine..

Over 6,500 vertical feet isn’t too bad for a few runs on my first day. Tracked with Slopes.

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