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Skied at Winter Park on March 9, 2019

Our first day back on the slopes since late January with so much great snow!

Rachel looking out across Winter Park on March 9, 2019

It’s tough to write but it’s true: for various reasons, we weren’t able to ski at all in February. It had been way too long. That said, we woke up to 8 inches of new snow overnight at Winter Park giving it almost a 90-inch base. Wow!

With our little one too little, we are still working to figure out the way best way for both Rachel and I to ski. We decided I would go up in the morning, come home and watch the kiddo, and let Rachel go out for the afternoon. It’s not perfect, and we don’t get to ski together, but we’re figuring it out…

Sunny skies at Winter Park from the chairlift

Anyway, I got on the gondola right at 8:30 AM and was exploring fresh powder and nicely groomed trails all morning. I wandered all over Winter Park first and then headed over to Mary Jane since Eagle Wind was closed.

Devin finding untouched powder in the trees at Winter Park

The runs off Sunnyside were lovely. There was tons of steep and deep in the trees and fluffy turns everywhere else. The Panoramic Express chairlift to the top was closed nearly all morning due to wind but opened around 11 AM.

Riding up Sunnyside lift at Winter Park looking back at the closed Panorama chairlift

We both had a great day and ended up getting some decent runs in. It was certainly one of the best Saturdays I can think of in a while…

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